Wellington’s renovated skate park, located at the northeast corner of Village Park on Pierson Road is near complete, but not quite ready for public use.
“It’s about two weeks away,” Village Engineer Jonathan Reinsvold told the Town-Crier this week. “The skate park is complete. There is just the final punch list to make sure the overall project is safe for use by the public. The contractor is working on it right now. Some earth was disturbed, and grass and some sprinkler systems need to be replaced.”
Because the village staff doesn’t have complete control over this step of the project, the timeline is somewhat harder to estimate.
The renovated park replaced the old, worn-out facility, which was closed due to safety concerns last year. The new project reused only the fencing and the existing slab. It involved completely removing and replacing the existing structures, updating them and making the refurbished skate park safer.
The $150,000 upgraded facility includes a half pipe, a bank ramp, two quarter pipes, a grind roll and more. It was paid for by the one-cent sales surtax that is earmarked for parks and recreation projects.
The Wellington Village Council approved the skate park upgrades unanimously back in March.
When it re-opens, the skate park will be overseen by park staff and have no admission fee, so its usage is free, the same as village ball fields.