City: Might Have To Destroy Skateboard Park

Some skateboarders in Greenville are hoping to save a small skate park they say they built with their own hands.

The independently built park located near the corner of Jarvis and Willow Streets started up about 4 years ago. Now the City of Greenville might have to destroy the park. Public works Director Wes Anderson says the lot used by skateboarders was purchased with federal mitigation funds as a result of Hurricane Floyd, and only the federal government can authorize changes to it.

Zachary Parkerson helped build the park and hopes it doesn't have to be destroyed.
"We have been very willing to cooperate with the city on making all of these things happen and legitimizing the spot. We really want this to be a cooperative effort with the city and have this become a legitimate skate park," said Parkerson.

Public Works says if it can't get authorization from the federal government, then the park will have to be removed.

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