BRAWLEY — This city could have a skate park built in the next fiscal year following an action by the council this week to approve $385,000 for the project.
The next fiscal year starts July 1.
For more than two years the city has been working toward building a skate park.
Karin Morgan, city director of parks and recreation, said the park would be about 12,000 square feet, larger than the inside surface of the Lions Center gymnasium.
Some $250,000 of the cost would be paid from city funds. The rest would come from state grants, Morgan said.
Morgan said one issue that still must be addressed is where the park will be built. The idea is to build the park within the area of the Lions Center.
City officials have discussed building the park on the stretch of road between Wiest Field and the smaller baseball fields.
They also have discussed other locations, and Morgan added, the preferred site is in the field west of the Lions Center gymnasium and just across from Warne Field. The field belongs to the Brawley Union High School District.