Skaters and BMX riders rejoice; the city of Page has kicked off the hunt for a contractor to begin the process of revitalizing the skate park.
As part of broad ongoing masterplan to redesign the entirety of John C. Memorial or “City” Park, the skate park upgrade has been called a priority project among both Page City Council and the Parks and Rec Advisory Board.
The city has set aside $400,000 this budget year to put toward the design and construction of the new skate park. After a formal meeting between city staff and council, approval was given to seek out requests for qualification from interested design companies.
Page Public Works Director Kyle Christiansen told council he believed the city ought to seek out contractors that specifically specialize in the construction of skate parks due to the specialized nature of their design and successful implementation.
Page Mayor Bill Diak said the city would be getting the best “bang for its buck,” by going this route.
According to online documents, the city will close the window for receiving proposals Oct. 26, and narrow the candidates down to three.
The city will then solicit requests for proposal from the finalists and select one based on cost of the bid and qualifications in November.
Much like the overall draft for John C. Memorial Park, the city has stated it would like the Page community to be involved in the preliminary design process once a company has been selected.
For those who regularly use the skate park, keep an eye out in the coming months, as we will report on any public hearings or opportunities to submit ideas when they become available.