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Laurel opens skate park Saturday
Laurel opens skate park Saturday

Laurel opened a skate park at Centennial Park Saturday, the first for the city. According to Mike Lhotsky, the city's director of Parks and Recreation, the city felt a need for the skate park based on citizens request. He said the 2,100-square-foot skate park cost $370,000 and was funded from the city's capital improvements budget and a state grant from Program Open Space. The state program, which funded $270,000 of the project, makes funds available for local jurisdictions constructing open space and recreational uses. Lhotsky said the entire project included a playground replacement, a sidewalk and landscaping, in addition to the skate park. The park will cost $10 for...