In a big show of support, the City of Rochester is seeking a consultant to design a a “world class, organic urban skatepark.” The consultant would also look at the feasibility of the plan to put a large skatepark on land to the east of the Freddie Sue Bridge, just south of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
The cost of the study is $50,000.
Roc City Skatepark, the nonprofit pushing the project, has not had much success raising funds. Initial plans called for a $2 million park. The consultant’s study will determine what the project will cost and if it’s doable.
The skatepark would go on land below a highway that wouldn’t have another purpose. Looking at all the kids doing their tricks at the Liberty Pole and Inner Loop, it’s clear they need a place to go. But garnering support for an expensive niche park might be difficult.
The study is expected to be finished in April.