Marietta Skate Park Gets Prestigious Grant

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

The city of Marietta is another step closer to getting a new state of the art skate park.

Mayor Michael Mullen says the park has received a $5,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

This is in addition to many other grants that will help fund the quarter of a million dollar facility.

Mayor Mullen says this particular grant is a very significant one.

"To be recognized with a grant from that foundation certainly was a prestigious thing for the local skaters, and says a lot about the quality of the design and the quality of park we're going to end up with," Mayor Mullen said.

The site at Indian Acres will go under construction in just a few weeks.


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  • by Stacy Location: Marietta on May 13, 2009 at 02:50 PM
    Oh Sam! Really. Not necessary! I think it's a wonderful idea. I always see neighbor boys skateboarding in the streets. Safe place, and gives these children something do!
  • by Rob Location: Marietta on May 13, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    How about a dog park? unreal with all this greenspace we can't fence something in.
  • by Sam Location: Parkersburg on May 13, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    This will be a good place for all the teenage juveniles to smoke their cigs and use drugs. This will help keep them away from the good kids playing sports and things..........
  • by Alistair on May 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    listen people, we need this! the city of marietta (marie antoinette) NEEDS a place for all of the misplaced and devient youth! otherwise they will run the streets (even more) and destroi all of our properties. my grandson is a skateboarder and he is a terror. this give him place to go!
  • by Tim Location: pakerburg on May 13, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    and by the way, no fence or patrolman is going to stop bikes from riding your park. so deal with it.
  • by Tim Location: parkersburg on May 13, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    oh yeah thats great you arent doing anything for parkersburg or biking. Theres more out there than skateboarders and rollerbladers.
  • by william Location: parkersburg on May 12, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    Meanwhile, Uncle Bob and his council of merry men have done little for a skate park in Parkersburg. Just not another photo op in it for him, so why bother. Oh, and thanks for the "tar and gravel" pothole filler, I got a chip in my windshield compliments of the stuff that does little for the pothole. No wonder Marietta gets top billing on the news, Parkersburg is lame. Bob, bring some life to downtown!!
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