Bibb County votes to double Central City Skate Park's size

Central City Skate Park is doubling in size

Bibb County is getting ready to kick off phase two of renovations to Central City Park. In those plans is a new spot for skateboarders to practice their tricks. SPLOST coordinator Clay Murphey says in a few months, a bowl will be in the park for skateboarders to ride in.

Nick Stotridge says recently he has been kicking it in Macon more often.

“The first time I came out here and skated it, I really liked it, so I probably come out here once or twice a week,” says Stotridge.

He lives in Warner Robins, but he says when Central City's Skate Park opened up, he found himself making weekly trips to the park.

“It’s just a nice park pretty mellow some parts of it are and some parts are bigger stuff. I don’t know, it’s just really skate-able,” says Stotridge.

However, soon Stotridge could have a new part to ride on when the county builds a new competition skate bowl.

“Basically a swimming pool, for lack of a better word, that will be for all levels of expertise. I mean, there will be a section that’s 4 feet deep that’ll go to 9 feet deep,” says Murphey.

Murphey says the bowl will allow competitions at the park, which he says could be a good way to bring more people to Macon.

“But it’s really going to make us stand out in the skateboard community. We already get people that come from all over the state to try our new park. When we get this competition bowl in, it’ll just be that much bigger and that much better for everybody,” says Murphey.

“I’m pretty excited about it. I think it’ll be pretty fun to come and watch,” says Stotridge. 

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