New skatepark and green infrastructure to be built in Ypsi

. July 31, 2019.

Construction will commence soon on a new Ypsilanti Township skatepark, which should be open to the public in the summer of 2020. Young skaters in the community have been advocating for a skatepark in the area since early 2018. The location of the new park, at the corner of East Clark and Midway Roads at Community Center Park, was approved in January, and ground was broken on June 21. The $500,000 cost of the park will be covered by a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, along with the Washtenaw County Park Commission. In addition, a $76,000 grant was awarded to Washtenaw County for improvements in green infrastructure around the park, including bioswales and rain gardens that will prevent runoff into the Huron River. The park will provide an environmentally friendly, local hangout for skaters of all ages to practice, exercise and have fun.

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