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Jerome Skate Park: Construction Is Underway

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By Joey Martin

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) For years, residents in the city of Jerome have been working hard to bring a new skate park to their community.

And this Monday that dream officially became a reality.

As an official ground breaking ceremony was held to commemorate the start of construction.

Joey martin for Idaho’s First News was there and bring us the details on this newest addition to the Magic Valley.

“Well it makes me want to break out my skateboard... that’s what it makes me want to do”
Said Jerome County Commissioner, Charlie Howell.

If Jerome County Chairman Charlie Howell is going to try and skate… you know it’s a big deal.

This Monday, the Jerome Skate Park came one step closer in becoming a reality.

For Jerome Mayor, David Davis, the new park is a big deal for the community

“I think it’s going to be a great addition to the city of Jerome. My hats are off to the committee that put this thing together.”
Said Jerome Mayor, David Davis.

For years the skate park coalition has been working to raise the money for the park.

Donors from around the community and region helped and chipped in.

Including three 15,000 dollar donations from the city of Jerome, the county of Jerome and also the Jerome Recreation District.

The city also donated the land on the northwest corner of north park for the official location.

But it was Syringa Wireless that made the big dream come true.

“We came up with an amount that would allow them to get through their next phase and get the park completed in one shot. One of the things we know is that with projects like this is once they start and they don’t reach completion they tend to be good enough… and now this park is going to be something significant for the community.”
Said Syringa Wireless General Manager, Scott Dike.

With an undisclosed amount donated, the park will now officially be named the Syringa Wireless Community Skate Park.

With the money taken care of… what can the skaters look forward to once it’s complete?

“There’s a lot of transitions including banks… there is a stair, like a 6 stair and a 4 stair… there is some hubble edges a lot of banks, quarter pipes and a nice deep bowl.”
“We tried to make it open to where there is some beginner stages of it and defiantly up and beyond that.”
Said Jerome Skate Park Coalition Member, Joey Pacheco.

Giving skaters a proper place to play and bring the community of Jerome closer together.

Construction on the park is currently underway.

Officials expect the park to be complete and ready for skaters by July first of this year.



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