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The new skatepark at Ponderosa Park is one step closer to reality.

 

Wednesday night, Bend Park and Rec District held a workshop with the parks design consultant and all interested parties to gather information on what users would like to see in the new park.

 

Matt Mercer, the Recreation Director says they are looking at a long-range plan for future skateparks.

 

"It’s our long range plan to have a system of skateparks in the community. I think they will all be developed based on strong public input. One of the key things we're going to be doing is communicating with people throughout this project is that this is not the one and only skatepark, we're going to be developing. As a result, we don't need one skatepark to be the end-all for everybody."

 

Mercer says they have also launched a Facebook page where they will post updates and meeting times, as well and receive comments from anyone who wants to get involved in the planning of the new skatepark.

 

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.