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Rockport, Texas — Rockport personnel ran into problems moving the skatepark from its current location to the prepared pad site at the Memorial Park.
At the Community Aquatic Center, employees learned that age and exposure to external factors have disrupted the equipment infrastructure.
“After 15 years of use and sitting in a warm environment, the metal and wooden frameworks collapsed and required a major rebuild to ensure the safety and functionality of the equipment,” Lockport said. Parks director Rick Martinez said. “This not only lags behind the original timeline, but also required us to do unplanned work with depleted staff, but we still needed to keep track of our normal work schedule.”
However, volunteering from some locals will provide additional staff to fix the problem and the new site should be ready in a few weeks.
Jimmy Wright Jr., a local resident, contacted Martinez and asked if he could help speed up the reconstruction process.
Wright and some others scheduled work days to help get the job done. It was the culmination of Wright’s memorial efforts, which had a special affinity for the park after spending hours on skateboarding when he was young.
Now, with the kids who are skateboarders, Wright was encouraged to offer them the same experience he had when he was young at a new location in the Memorial Park.
According to a Lockport city notice, Wright was helped by locals Mike Bock, Leroy Garindo, Ryan Cortez and Jake Newberry.
“Without their help, the schedule for rebuilding and relocating the skatepark would have been further delayed,” Martinez said. “Thankfully, it will be up and running in mid-March or earlier.”
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