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City of Ferndale Approves Skate Park Grant

By |2018-08-22T15:48:58-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

After roughly two years of grant applications, the Ferndale City Council has approved the installation of a skate park at the city’s Wilson Park through a Built to Play Skate Park Grant through the Tony Hawk Foundation.
The city originally planned on installing a prefabricated model, but eventually opted to install a concrete structure. According to an article by C & G News by Mike Koury, “The grant from the foundation matches funds up to $250,000. The city is looking to use funds that were approved last year in the amount of $358,586 as a grant match.”
For now, the park is still far away from being built, but Ferndale Parks and Recreation Director LaReina Wheeler said that the city is in the process of putting together an advisory board concerning the project.
“We are putting together an advisory board now,” she said in the C & G piece. “We actually have commitments from several individuals within the community who have a vested interest, and (they’re) excited to be a part of this process. This grant is big on community input.”
More information about the upcoming skatepark plans can be found online at

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