(Atlantic) Atlantic Park and Rec. Director Roger Herring told the board of directors at Monday’s meeting that he is exploring the possibility of building a new maintenance shed.
“We need some space and we need a workshop area and I believe we need and office area,” said Herring.
Herring says the facility might be built on the cement pad at the current skate Park.
“The cement pad for the skate park, it would be my understanding that the cement pad there was actually poured with the intent and the anticipation that there would be a metal building that would be put on top of that,” said Herring. “It’s an eight inch thick pad, it’s got rebar in it, it’s got everything and of course utilities are right there on the edge of the street, so that’s not a huge thing.”
Herring says putting the shed at the skate park creates another problem.
“Is it going to be built there? I would say probably. When I say probably, that creates another obviously big question with what are we going to do with the Skate Park because those young people have been super this summer. They have been phenomenal to work with,” said Herring. “I plan on having a meeting with them in September to sit down and talk about what are the potentials, where can we go, what can we do next and do some brainstorming with them and also see what kind of commitments they’re willing to make.”
The project will probably be bid this January and February.