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New skate park breaks ground in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – It took more than 600 signatures, two years of planning and 20 years of public discussion, but on Thursday the city will break ground on the Niagara Falls Skate Park, the first of its kind in Niagara Falls at 910 Hyde Park Blvd.

The City Council gave its approval for the $494,000 skate park in May. It is estimated to be completed by the end of August.

Community Development Director Seth A. Piccirillo told the Council in May that by building this park, city officials hope to move skateboarders off Old Falls Street, where they have been damaging concrete benches and planters in front of the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center.

The $494,000 skate park is funded by a federal grant, as well as a $10,000 Tony Hawk Foundation Grant.

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