During Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval was given for a new skatepark to be built at Ted Broda Memorial Park, which is located off of Michigan Avenue between Nolte Rd. and Royal St. Cloud Golf Links.

Deputy Parks & Recreation Director Michael Tennaro informed Council members that the initial plan was to upgrade the current skatepark at Peghorn Avenue’s Wheel Park. However, soil analysis revealed extensive remediation requirements would be needed if the skatepark was to be built there, making it financially unfeasible.

In a workshop held in January 2022, Council members were presented with alternative locations, with the council ultimately deciding on Ted Broda Park for the new skatepark, which will be 13,000 square feet and feature a bowl extension once completed, larger than the one it is replacing at Wheel Park.

The skate park’s design will be based on public input received from two upcoming public workshops.

The construction contract, totaling $1,068,466.50, includes a base cost of $971,315 and a 10 percent contingency. Team Pain Enterprises Inc. has been awarded the construction contract and will begin work in July of this year, and should be finished before the end of the year.