Online poll asks residents of Ogdensburg where skate park should be located | County of Saint-Laurent


OGDENSBOURG – The city of Ogdensburg is offering an online survey to allow the public to give their opinion on the location of a future skatepark.

In mid-July, the skate park was moved from the Greenbelt next to the tennis courts to a rarely used parking lot behind the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center at 141 W. River St. The old location was closed. and four pickleball courts have been set up. .

The move, which has drawn strong criticism from the public and those who use the skate park, has been discussed at several city council meetings. Councilors and city officials were looking for a new permanent location for the skate park.

City officials, including Director of Planning and Development Andrea Smith and Director of Recreation Mackenzie Cole, worked on possible sites for the construction of the new skate park. To get a feel for what the public would like to see, councilors asked city staff to develop an online survey to better understand the public.

“If they want to have their voice heard, they can take the survey, which is what the board agreed at the meeting,” Cole said. “This is their chance to finally talk about it.”

The four-question survey is available at wdt.me/skatesurvey.

“If anyone wanted a different place in these three locations, they are welcome to share their thoughts with us,” Ms. Cole said.

The possible locations have been divided into three zones – downtown, greenbelt and marina – covering seven possible sites.

In the city center, the first site proposed is a green space between the twin bridges; the second is located at the current horseshoe pits, which would be relocated; and the last is the soon to be vacant lot at 212 Ford Street and a nearby vacant lot.

In the Greenbelt area, the only site is the old volleyball courts east of Caroline Street across from Kids Kingdom.

The Marina district has three possible locations: the old cheese factory on Main Street, should the building be demolished; at the current location of the skate park outside the civic center; or at Trafalgar Park on East River Street.

The online survey will be open until 4 p.m. on October 4.

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