They’re still a long way from hosting skateboarding competitions, but a group of Nyack residents who want to carve out space at the village’s Memorial Park for a “skateboard pavilion” have received some detailed feedback from experts on what’s possible for the popular recreation area along the Hudson River waterfront.
A panel of local residents looking into the skateboard park concept have received five proposals from companies with a wide variety of experience in designing and constructing such facilities. The budget for Nyack’s skateboard proposal is $150,000 – more than $10,000 has been raised so far – and cost estimates for the concepts submitted ranged from $150,000 to as much as $300,000.
The committee, a group within the Nyack Park Conservancy, is reviewing the proposals – looking to find the right combination of design features and fit for the possible site of the skating area at Memorial Park. The project, still in its early stages, would create a skateboard pavilion on the east side of the park, adjacent to the new basketball court and the recently relocated baseball field.