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Huntington Needs Help From Public For Skate Park

Reported: May. 20, 2014 11:26 AM EDT
Updated: May. 20, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- (Dave Benton) Huntington is one step closer to getting its skate park, but it needs help from the community.

The city is trying to raise $5,000 for construction of the second phase of the skate park to be built at Harris Riverfront Park.

The Tony Hawk Foundation approved the city of Huntington to receive a Challenge Grant in February. The grant would require the city and local community to raise $5,000 before the end of July 2014. Once the money is raised, the Tony Hawk Foundation will match the amount.

Bryan Chambers with the city said it's important the community contributes.

"This has been a long, supportive project here in the community," Chambers said. "We feel that if the community steps up and takes ownership of the project that it'll be more widely used in the future because people will actually feel like that they have become part of the project."

The second phase of the skate park will be built in the west end of the park. Anyone who would like to donate money can contact City Hall.



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