Salisbury Scores Skate Park Grant

SALISBURY — Salisbury officials announced yesterday the city had secured a $262,000 state grant for the development of a skate park, ending a five-year effort to secure the funds.

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton, Jr. on Thursday announced the $262,000 grant through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Community Parks and Playgrounds Program for phase I of the development of a long-awaited skate park, the planning for which began in 2007.

The proposed location is on the edge of the City Park on South Park Drive. Locating the skate park in a central area of Salisbury will maximize the number of youths who can utilize the facility. The skate park will also mesh well with the other amenities in the City Park.

“I am thrilled that the city is finally going to be able to move forward with this project.” said Salisbury Director of Community Development Deborah Stam, “So many people have worked long and hard to make this happen.  It is very gratifying to see the dedication and tenacity of all those individuals rewarded as we move towards the completion of this goal.”