Feedback Wanted for Scott Skatepark
Scott Township officials are asking for the public’s feedback on whether or not to build a $600,000 skateboarding facility in Scott Park.
Residents and others interested in the skate park should attend the township commissioners’ Aug. 14 meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Those who wish to speak on the issue will be allowed to offer their input on the proposal and whether the township should pursue building the facility.
Mary Pitcher, who lives in Scott Township, has said she would like to build the skateboarding and BMX bike facility at Scott Park, Carnegie or Mt. Lebanon.
Pitcher has said the $600,000 skate park would be fully funded through donations and fundraising efforts, and the municipality would only be responsible for annual maintenance. The community that shows the most interest in the project and is best suited for its construction will be chosen for the location.
Some commissioners have offered their concerns about the skate park’s location so close to Lindsay Road homes. Others think it might disrupt the family atmosphere of Scott Park that regularly is the site for baseball games and picnics.
But the commissioners decided in June to keep the option open while talking to the developer about the skate parks location. Now they want residents to offer their opinions about the proposal.
The commissioners meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Scott Township Municipal Building meeting room.