Shelton

Skatepark meeting postponed as leaders search for funding

Skatepark meeting postponed as leaders search for funding

Hope remains for skateboarders in Shelton.

A public hearing about the possible closure of the county's skatepark was postponed for the second time on Tuesday to give parks leaders more time to meet with potential donors.

The county is considering closing the facility next to Wal-Mart because of budget concerns. It costs nearly $10,000 a year to operate the park.

A number of "promising inquiries" have been made to parks officials since the county first published a notice about the potential closure, according to county staff reports.

The hearing will now be held on Aug. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Commissioners Chambers, 411 N 5th Street.

The county has been looking for a long-term funding solution for the park since 2008. The Squaxin Island Tribe stepped in to pay for operation costs for the park in 2009.

Photo via skatepark's Myspace page