Meridian residents are invited to share their ideas for a city skatepark Wednesday at a community meeting with city officials and designers from Grindline Skateparks.
The meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. at Union Station, will give residents a chance to have their say on what they would like the skatepark to look like and what concerns they would like to address in the design process.
Ward 5 Councilor Ty Bell Lindsey said she hoped the community would take the opportunity to get involved in the process and participate in the meeting.
“I would really like all young people, and even old people who are young at heart, to come out and contribute to the idea of their choice,” she said.
No skatepark is exactly the same, Lindsey said, and part of the design process for Grindline Skateparks is meeting with the community and understanding what residents want and how the park can be customized to meet the needs of local skaters. .
“It can be anything you envision for a skatepark, even if you don’t skate,” she said.
Lindsey said the meeting is open to all Meridian residents and everyone is encouraged to attend. By listening to feedback from residents young and old, skaters and non-skaters, she hopes people will seize the opportunity to get involved and be part of something positive happening in the city.
“Even if you’re not skating, come be part of something,” she said.
Grindline Skateparks is also asking residents to complete an online survey, Lindsey said. Some of the questions, she said, are somewhat technical and aimed at skaters, but all residents are encouraged to fill them out and provide input as the skatepark project moves forward. Residents can complete the survey on tinyurl.com/Meridian-Skatepark.