Skaters praise newly-approved Macon skate park addition

Commission approved phase two of the Central City skate park improvements / Evan Watson (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon-Bibb Commission approved over half a million dollars for the Central City skate part project on Tuesday.

Phase two will cost $550,000 in SPLSOT funds and includes a new competition bowl for the skate park.

The goal is to make the Central City skate park a destination for both competitions or just afternoons with friends.

Skaters said they look forward to the improvements.

"There's nothing anywhere geographically close to central Georgia that's like this," said Jeff Kelly, a skater from Warner Robins.

"Beautiful park," said Jason Schlager from Jackson. "Really well-designed. It's got a lot of fun features."

"It's just somewhere to go, get away,"said Dylan Boyd from Warner Robins. "Let loose, skate, hit a line, talk, have fun with your friends skating or stuff."

The company California Skateparks will build the bowl. Construction will begin soon on the side of the skate park closest to Luther Williams field.

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