LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A four-part plan to revamp Lexington's recreation facilities has local skateboarders excited.
- A custom skateboard and BMX park is set to replace the pool in Radcliffe Park
- Duran expects bidding to open in August
- Construction could begin at the end of the year
A custom skateboard and BMX park is set to replace the pool in Radcliffe Park.
The director of the Parks and Recreation Department says the city worked with local skateboarders to create a plan that worked for all ages.
"It's the city council and the city reinvesting in Lexington, in Lexington's quality of life," Laura Duran said.
Levi Scholler owns a skate shop downtown. He says this park is a long time coming.
"We've got people that have been skateboarding since the '80s, or started skating in the '80s and have started again and we've got kids that are just starting out," Scholler said.
Duran and Scholler both believe the park will also bump the local economy. Duran says it will be one-of-a-kind.
"People don't realize how big this is going to be for skateboarding. Skateboarders travel," Scholler agreed.
Duran expects bidding to open in August.
Construction could begin at the end of the year.