Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Extreme-sports park bigger than planned

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE — The first phase of an “extreme sports park” near the city's waterfront is expected to be completed next spring, say city officials.

        The first phase of the park, for which the city has budgeted $2.5 million, will include a series of ramps, rails, chutes and bowls to challenge sport bikers, in-line skaters and skateboarders.

        These will cover nearly an acre, said Jane Driskell, the city's chief financial officer.

        City officials have nearly doubled the size of the outdoor park that was initially planned. An erosion-control system and other drainage-related work has been completed. Ms. Driskell said construction drawings for the outdoor portion are nearly complete. Earth-moving and serious construction should begin around September, she said.


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