New Bike and Skateboard Park Forwarded to Council

The Beaver Dam Operations Committee last night forwarded preliminary plans for a new bike and skateboard park onto the full council for consideration. Alderman Matt O’Brion has been working closely with the private committee to bring the park to the city. Initial plans originally targeted the former MetalFab site in the downtown area but contamination issues forced the group to refocus efforts on a patch of land off Fletcher Road between Beichl Avenue and County Road E. O’Brion says no city tax dollars are planned for the park and the group plans to incorporate as a non-profit to fundraise. They are only asking that the city donate the land. The full council will consider the merits of the plan at their August meeting.