Clintonville adds green space
By Bert Lehman
The area around the Gordy Noren Skate Park in Clintonville is in the process of receiving a facelift.
Members of the Clintonville Street Department began cutting the asphalt around the skate park on Monday, July 18. The asphalt was scheduled to be removed this week.
Once the asphalt is removed, black dirt will be added around the skate park area. The area will then be seeded with grass.
“The reseeding part was part of the plan from the beginning. We’ve been working on it since 2014,” said Justin Mc Auly, Parks and Recreation director for the city of Clintonville.
Mc Auly said future plans include adding shrubs, trees, picnic tables and benches.
“We want to turn it into a park, a green space,” he said.
With the fencing already removed around the skate park, Mc Auly said the skate park is being used by skateboard enthusiasts.
“They really enjoy it,” Mc Auly said. “They wish it would have been here longer. I talked to a few people who used to skate who don’t skate anymore, and they said we never had anything like that growing up. They wish they would have had something like that growing up.”