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April 9, 2024

Orangeburg Skate Park Groundbreaking in June

Groundbreaking for the City of Orangeburg’s skate park is targeted for middle to late June. The project should be complete in September or October, according to city officials.

Department of Public Works Director John Singh provided city council with an update last week.

Singh said the city should have all the pricing together for the construction of the park later in April, with documents ready to go out to bid in May. The park was initially estimated to cost $1.1 million.

The skate park will be located just south of the Edisto Memorial Gardens, off Andrew Dibble Street. The Glover Street boat landing is nearby.

The park will include ramps, a pump track section, rails for stunts and a bowl. It will be designed for skaters and non-skaters.

Developers have said the park will complement the gardens and the city’s identity.

The city has about $580,000 in capital project sales tax money that will go toward the project.

Another $500,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act money will go toward the skate park and pump track, as well as plans to build pickle ball and volleyball courts.

A walking trail, fishing pier and dog park are also planned.

Grant money will also be sought by the city.

City officials say there are a number of skaters who have expressed a desire for a skate park.