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Turn-around for Skateboard Park

June 23, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

"The kids have been amazing, they've kept things spotless," Mayor Dan Zimmerman told the City Council Monday night during their regular meeting.

The mayor had ordered the new Skateboard Park at 9th and McClellan closed for the weekend of May 31-June 2 after declaring it "a pit" with refuse everywhere.

Part of the agreement for the city to build the park was for those using it to be responsible for keeping it clean.

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The Skateboard Park equipment was fenced off after continued problems with littering. After reopening, Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman says the users are now keeping it cleaned up.
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The shut-down had the desired effect, but Zimmerman warned it could be closed in the future if the grounds are not kept free of litter.

The Skate Park was built on the site of the former South Tama Schools tennis courts.

A combination of private donations and city funds went into paying for it.

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Basketball hoops have now been installed in the west side of the park area which also includes off-street parking.



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