Ann Arbor Skatepark update: Committee to choose between two California-based design firms
Two California-based design firms are being considered as plans to construct a skatepark on Ann Arbor's west side move closer to becoming a reality.
Representatives from the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, Friends of Ann Arbor Skatepark and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation as well as a Park Advisory Commission member reviewed six proposals from consultants in the United States and Canada to design a skatepark in Veterans Memorial Park.
"Both companies are based in California and each have more than 30 years of experience designing and constructing skateparks," the city said in a news release. "The firms have reputations among skateboarders as being two of the best designers in the industry."
Interviews are being scheduled, after which a recommendation will be made as to which firm will be awarded a contract for the design and construction oversight of the skatepark project.
After the contract is awarded, public workshops will be held to obtain design feedback from the community. Construction is tentatively scheduled for spring/summer of 2013.