By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
For those that enjoy skating or skateboarding, the City of Great Bend has
plans to make repairs to the skate park in town.
The Brit Spaugh Skate Park "Da Cage," on Morton Street, was constructed several years ago. The facility, with ramps, has reached a point where it needs to be resurfaced.
Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis said the city is planning to allocate approximately $130,000 in 2023 from the “quality of life” sales tax revenue to make the repairs.
"We think for the approximate $130,000 or $140,000 we could replace the surface of the skate park," said Francis. "We want to put it in for next year because I do think it needs to be a priority and get done quickly."
The .15% “quality of life” sales tax is expected to generate $567,000 in 2023. The skate park repairs is part of the 10-year capital improvement plan.