Black Diamond skate park ready for takeoff

Aug 3, 2007 Full story: The Enumclaw Courier Herald/STPNS

“We were thinking we'd have vendors donate skate equipment as prizes and maybe have a local restaurant come out and grill hot dogs”

After a great deal of time and effort, the finishing touches were recently added to Black Diamond's community skate park, built for residents of all ages.

The driving force behind the undertaking was Gail Perkins, assistant to City Administrator Rick Luther. She said the city obtained funding for the skate park through a King County Community Development Block Grant for $167,000. The land for the park was already owned by the city.

"It was quite a bit of paperwork what with working the contracts and soliciting job bids to get the project done,"  Perkins said, "but it was worth it to finally have a safe and visible place for kids to hang out and exercise in. Read more

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Emmanuel Kendle

Long Beach, CA

#1 Nov 27, 2007
how does every body get a skatepark
man we have nothing
Dean Aldridge

Maple Valley, WA

#2 Jan 31, 2008
I think we should put money into the roads on 169 that lead through maple valley from renton to four corners...

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