Plano skaters jumping for joy at council decision

September 3, 2013 by  

Skaters in Plano are celebrating after an outdoor skate park was given approval by the Plano City Council.

In March 2012, Eisenbergs Skate Park had been forced to close, leaving many skaters with nowhere to go. However, approval has been granted for an outdoor park offering many of the facilities previously available at Eisenbergs.

Skate parks are already open in other locations, including The Edge in Allen, Texas. Another skate park proving to be very popular is in McKinney, welcoming over 1,000 skaters every week.

The park planner for Plano, Robin Reeves, has said that the format of the new skate park will be based largely on what residents are looking for. According to Reeves, there are several ways to build a skate park. The $1m project is likely to be built close to Archgate Park or Carpenter Park so that the skate park is close to existing amenities and is easily reached by the public. The existing parks receive a large number of visitors on a weekly basis, with ages varying. The recreation superintendent for McKinney, Ryan Mullins, stated that a group of adventurous folk in their late thirties used the skate park on a regular basis.

The new offering will no doubt be promoted using a variety of marketing methods, so the flyer printing skills of a local print company are likely to come in useful. Flyers are a versatile marketing tool and they can easily be distributed to reach the target audience.