December Air

James Bednarek catches some unseasonably warm December air as he and Anthony Scacco take advantage of the warm weather to practice their skateboarding on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the Pershing Park Skate Park. Sturtevant is also looking into the possibility of a skate park there. 

SCOTT ANDERSON, Journal Times file photo

STURTEVANT — The Sturtevant Village Board is looking into the possibility of adding a skateboard park as a new amenity.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire American Ramp Co. for $5,000 to advise on and design a skateboard park. The company will offer about three different size and cost levels, Village President Jayme Hoffman said.

American Ramp would then also oversee the construction of the skateboard park, Hoffman said.

That company was chosen after village Trustee Carrie Harbach, who has led on the idea of adding a skateboard park, contacted and talked to several different potential firms, Hoffman said.

“They were the most receptive,” he said of American Ramp, calling them aggressive, friendly and knowledgeable.

The preliminary idea is to build a skateboard park in East Park, at the northeast corner of Corliss Avenue and 87th Street, near the village Municipal Building.

No particular size of skateboard park has even been talked about yet, Hoffman said.

The $5,000 will come from the village’s reserve fund.



Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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