After two public meetings and an online survey, Evanston’s city staff has decided to build a skate park at Twiggs Park on Green Bay Road at the North Shore Channel.

City Engineer Lara Biggs told the City Council Monday night that comments from residents had led staff to scrap plans to build a temporary skate park this summer and instead focus resources and energy on a permanent solution.

She said the feedback called for a site as centrally located as possible with good public transportation options. The Twiggs Park site is served by Pace bus Route 213.

And Biggs said participants in the meetings said the location should not be close to homes, should be of in-ground concrete construction and should appeal to multiple skate styles.

Biggs said design work on the skate park is expected to start this fall, with additional public engagement to develop the design next year and construction to take place in 2023.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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