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On average, skateparks cost about $40 per square foot to design and build. This figure can fluctuate quite a bit depending on regional and project characteristics. Prevailing wage, design-build allowance, site conditions, scale, and terrain design are a few of the major cost factors.
With nearly a decade of experience studying skatepark development, I have never heard of a skatepark costing more than 5-million dollars.
My fear is that Scott Reese's comment is establishing a position of resistance before fully exploring the need and the opportunities. A skatepark in Mid-City IS important and deserves a full investigation. Exaggerating the obstacles—whether by design or accident—is a grave disservice to the community's youth.
September 17, 2012 at 10:03 a.m.
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