“This project will give the young people of the area another opportunity for healthy, outdoor recreation,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt. “Especially in rural areas, such amenities are important to the quality of life for all residents.”
The skate park will be an in-ground concrete facility to provide a safe, dedicated area for skaters. Many youth in the area use the local commercial paved parking lot for skateboarding, thereby creating an unsafe condition for the skateboarders as well as the community members who utilize the parking lot to access the town market and Post Office.
The project site is located within Norman Smith Park, adjacent to grass areas, playgrounds, restrooms and gymnasium facilities, and is ideally suited for these types of activities. This project will benefit the communities of Yermo, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Calico, Calico Lakes, and the entire Silver Valley area, serving a combined population of more than 8,000 residents.
The estimated cost of the project is $168,177. The bid opening is scheduled for February 15. Construction is scheduled to begin in April and be complete in August.