Miracle Skatepark

ORION WAGNER, 5, rides his skateboard at Miracle Skatepark in Norfolk. 

The future of Miracle Skatepark will be the focus of a meeting Thursday night.

The public is invited to attend a design workshop at the Norfolk Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, to meet with representatives of the Los Angeles-based firm Spohn Ranch, which has been contracted by the city to design the updated skate park.

The Miracle Skatepark renovations will include ADA accessibility for the concrete park, new restrooms, drinking fountains and bleachers. Representatives from Spohn Ranch will also work to identify other community needs for the updated park at the meeting and use public input to shape the future of the park.

Miracle Skatepark was first built in 2004 and the citizen advocacy group Good Life Action Sports first requested upgrades in 2015. The Norfolk City Council approved $125,000 in funds for renovation and the City of Norfolk received a $425,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development last year for the project.

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