Council approves 'land swap' for site of Summerville skatepark

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville Town Council approved the first reading Wednesday night to acquire a piece of land from Dorchester District 2 to be used for the construction of a skatepark.

The Summerville Town Fiance Committee has already set aside $50,000 for the construction of the park at the intersection of Magnolia Way and East Richland Street, just off Berlin G. Myers Parkway, but that land is currently owned by the school district.

According to Councilman Walter Bailey, council voted to trade some of Summerville's land in exchange for the proposed site of the yet-to-be constructed skatepark.

Subsequent readings will be held before a decision is made final. Some residents in the area have already expressed concern for the park to be constructed at the proposed site.

Rosemary Maner-Praileau told Reporter Mark Davenport Wednesday, "We already have the stadium right here, we have an elementary school there. The school of the arts is over here along with the parkway. How much more can we take?"

Maner-Praileau and others gathered for a planning session on Wednesday, prior to the town council in which the land swap received initial approval.

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