As DuPont’s 2013 budget cuts threaten to lock up bathroom’s at Powderworks Park and let the grass grow on the ball fields, there is one recreation construction project that still has a chance – a very slight one at that – of being fulfilled.
DuPont’s 6,000 square foot modular skate park could still be built if the city received $97,057 in donations before the summer of 2013. The city received a $97,057 Washington Wildlife Recreation Program grant a year ago. According to the terms of the grant, the city will contribute $97,057 in cash, donations of cash, labor and materials. The cost to build the skate park in Powderworks Park is $194, 114.
“Due to the city’s budget situation, I don’t see utilizing public funds to match the grant. However, there is still an opportunity for private donors to contribute to the project,” said Grayum in a recent interview with South Puget Sound News.
If you want to make a donation for the skate park project, contact Amy Walker with DuPont Parks and Recreation at 253-964-8121.
Pierce County News featured the skate park project in a December 2011 broadcast.