Lamesa Opens Skate Park For Kids - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/16/05

Lamesa Opens Skate Park For Kids

What started out as a problem has turned into a solution at Forrest park, in Lamesa.

Business owners downtown were upset because kids and teens were skateboarding on "The Square." So, the kids went to city council and asked for a place to skate. The result was a skate park. The city supported the idea and gave $15,000 to get it started. Then the kids raised $52,000 with raffles, car washes and donations.

"The kids were right, there were very limited opportunities for them in town," said Arbie Taylor, Assistant City Manager of Lamesa.

They opened the park in June 2005. Now, dozens use it to skate board, roller blade and roller skate.

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