FELLSMERE — Nearly five years ago, youth resident Kyle Goldsmith spoke before city council and proposed the addition of Fellsmere’s first skate park.
Goldsmith, only 10 years old at the time, told the council that Fellsmere needed more recreational activities for the youth, city officials said. Goldsmith’s vision, supported by Mayor Joel Tyson, will start to become a reality Aug. 6 when city officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the skate park at Senior League Park, 222 S. Myrtle Street.
Senior League Park, where the skate park will be constructed, is north of 89th Street and south of Massachusetts Avenue.
The project is made possible through funding assistance from the Community Development Block Program of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. American Ramp Company, the project contractor, expects the skate park to be fully constructed within six months.
Those who want more information about the skate park can contact Fellsmere’s City Manager Mark Mathes at 772-646-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.