Owens Field Skate Park by 5GKxoudl

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									For Immediate Release
February 10, 2010
Contact: Public Relations, Marketing & Media Department @ 803.545.3020

          Owens Field Skatepark Grand Opening
                 Scheduled for March 6
Construction of the new Owens Field Skatepark in Rosewood is near completion and
will officially open one month ahead of schedule at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6th.
The skatepark, located at 1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd, will feature a ribbon-cutting
ceremony and open skating for the skaters who have been patiently waiting to
utilize their new skatepark.

Wally Hollyday Design, a California-based general contractor specializing in the
design and construction of custom concrete skateparks, was able to create a one-of a
kind custom concrete skatepark for the city of Columbia; the first of its kind in the
Palmetto State.

The skate park features 14,500 square-feet of usable concrete surface incorporating
innovative requirements for skateboarders to include ramps, bowls, half bowls,
stairs, ledges, and inclined rails. The skatepark is set to become one of the premiere
skateparks in South Carolina – becoming a valuable asset for Columbia and its
skaters.

“A big misconception that we face is that many skaters believe the skatepark is
complete,” said Damon McDuffie, Parks Planner Manager. “Owens Field Skatepark
is still a worksite under the responsibility of the general contractor until the site has
been thoroughly inspected and a checklist is complete.”

After the checklist is complete, the construction site will be turned over to the City of
Columbia. Signs have been ordered to post park rules and regulations as required.

For more information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at
803.545.3100.


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