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Northeast Park timeline moved up, Skateable Art project design approved

Posted at 11:13 PM, Feb 18, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — City and County leaders took the next steps with the Skateable Art Project and Northeast Park.

"The rattler design and everything this is going to be significant," said county commissioner Kristin Dozier.

Thursday the Blueprint Intergovernmental agency approved designs for the $1 million park.

Construction should start as early as this spring and be finished by September.

It all came together after listening to skaters in Cascades Park.

"We found there was some conflict between skaters using the park and specifically the Korean War Memorial for a really unique skate trick area," said Autumn Calder, Director of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency.

Its home will be at the intersection of FAMU Way and Pinellas Street.

The timeline for Northeast Park was also moved up from 2035 to a five-year time frame for funding.

"This will allow for a much expedited potential construction of that park in a new location, a better location, serving more people at a potential cost savings because of the synergy created with the Northeast gateway project," said county commissioner Brian Welch.

The Leon County Commission voted to move the location of the Northeast Park in January.

The proposed $10 million park will now be on Centerville Road.

"I'm excited about this move," said Dozier.

The board is optimistic about what the new changes will bring to our area.