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W ,e y. S ,t. 26, 2ool RecreaUon News I 1 By Victoria Metcalf Staff Wnter Ledges, rails, pyramids-- those were some of the terms bandied about as committee members, teens and young. sters had a final say on the Quincy" skate park design Wednesday, Sept. 19. Gathering at the Plumas County Library community room, Land Image skate park designer Greg Melton dis- cussed the latest plans then laid out the blueprints for fi- nal inspection. Moving between two groups of young people, Melton listened and took note of suggested changes to the facility. Introduction "Ready to skate?" Melton asked as he gained his audi- ence's attention. Offering two blueprints and the artist's rendering, Melton explained in savvy skateboarding terms the lay- out of the park, and then its surroundings. The design process began a little more than a month ago when Melton collected ideas from those who will be using the skate park. Wednesday would have to be res for funding that Po 'ti° ll the project. ._J ll Parking was not speC. ly included in the board aD pervisor's agreementll June. The board aPprullll | 11,000 square feet for] park. Members alsO de,ere',, mined that the Plumas i lle P] County Fair Board wotU D, given first priority overJ ol existing acreage on the uin grounds-Pioneer Road DeSelle explained }3,at wasn't sure if the pro ildn Melton was using in his to ing design was part of lays county s right of way, ° nte eluded in the entire Costs le fol In discussing costs, Yotu said the top-end estimat=[Istra the skate park is $227,0 Fund-raising is slated the gin in early October, lleiry plained, but the comml, e," a has not firmed up its P Irogl for specific activities, l rY DeSelle said he is:a iuld; business people, g.a ur" tions and others will do, nan time, services, equip .ts and materials to help up part of the costofl arro! park. Mi evening's blueprints were the He added that the co, son results of that initial plan- tee is interested in fin . • grants to help fund at m -Ige" explained the purpose land Image, of Chico, I m nt l the skate park design committee and the public with an artist's rendering of what portion of the project, p of Wednesday's meeting wasthe proposed area could look like if completed, members aren't far enO r m to Tam up those plans s " " w along to have dete In detsU M=lt.. n,,=.,treet skating. This park of- area to another lthout in-skate park won't be lighted, a tions about the facility, where those grants wil | the ska e acfl ,"in fers both, according to terrupting other skaters, safety light will be installed Melton said the parking,found, il-, a s uar .... " Melton, making it somewhat In situating the park, at the facility entrance. At which would be on the verti- skaqers v. unique. Melton chose an area alongthis time, the facility is de- DeSelle said it has cal, would actually take up committee's priority to l other ....... .u. He also added that the Pioneer Road. allowing room signed for daylight use and "several" feet along Pioneer lish a design and an [ "*" "* * 1 ' " . ", ^ ... = ....... 1,000 square foot factl]ty, as at both ends of the existing will be closed at dark. ra'nWee rof '; ' o ;unlt es:,V, approved by the Plumas property. Along the front of the skate Road. While he agreed thatrendering before actual 1.--- the footage wasn't part of the raising activities Mp-I on ;a ' County Board of Supervisors The skate facility takes up park, parking is designated. 11,000 square feet approved planned. .. est Wh:l]esomo sk-t° norV= in June, is larger than the allowed 11,000 square by the supervisors, he DeSelle said it's easi l so concent,-s+, C.hico's skate park. feet, Melton explained. ToDesign time wouldn't expound on how the sell the project whentoto bowls other:ar; designff] A trail circles the facility, build that segment of the Placing two large plans onparking, which would mean can see what they're gettil y l m,o,ho within the fenced area, to al- park, eight trees will be re- the tables, Melton invitedwidening the road, would be |big ...................... = .... low skaters to move from one moved, people to examine them andaccomplished. Timeline c[ • "Eight trees is a pretty indicate any changes they Committee leader and Ro- Members of the conU ed ----'---""--- --------------" good number," he said. were considering, tary Club member John De- are hoping to have so lne l In both the artist's render- "Tune it the way you guys Selle said the parking isn t the funding in place u 1 • ing and the blueprints, decid- want it," he said. part of the committee's plan. end of the year, said J l-- - --. -- -- uous trees are designed While allowing skate park DeSelle said he recognized Foster, acommitteeme -r( woumry urqer around the fenced perimeter, users to have a final look at the road could only be Plans to begin mflY kit]] -- The trees are not within the the blueprints and discuss el- widened with the county's place as early as April. approved 11,000 square feet. ement heights and widths, approval, and another source & mayonnaise, OR a tuna melt on grilled rye with Swiss cheese. Either served with fries & large drink. 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