Officials seek public comment on downtown skate park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The public is getting a chance to discuss and help design a skate park in Charleston.

The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission is holding meetings on the idea at James Island County Park on Wednesday.

The meetings will include both a general discussion of the park and then a design workshop.

The park is planned for a site near the foot of the Ravenel Bridge linking Charleston and Mount Pleasant. It will feature elements for both skateboarders and BMX bike riders.

The county and the city of Charleston have been working with the state Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration on developing the park.

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is inviting the public to ask questions and provide input about the planned downtown skate park. To participate in a survey concerning the proposed skate park, click here.

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