Kickoff Design Meeting for Skate Spot
Kickoff Design Meeting for Fairground Avenue Skate Spot Scheduled
Carlisle Parks and Recreation will hold a kickoff design meeting regarding the new Skate Spot along Fairground Avenue during its regularly scheduled Parks and Recreation Board meeting on Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stuart Community Center, 415 Franklin Street, Carlisle. Before the meeting, a site visit will be conducted from 6:00-6:30 p.m. for those interested in looking at the physical site located at Fairground Avenue by the railroad tracks.
As part of the redevelopment of the former Masland factory site, the owner of the property, Carlisle Auto Industries, has conveyed Lot A and Lot D to Carlisle Borough for the purpose of public recreation. The Borough has also received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop these lots into park space. Lot D will be a more traditional park, while Lot A will be developed into a skate spot.
Initial public outreach on the skate spot began in late July through Engage Carlisle, the Borough’s citizen engagement platform. Over 130 people responded to a survey about what features they wanted to see incorporated into the skate spot. Several local skateboarders also attended Carlisle Parks and Recreation Board Meeting and Carlisle Borough Council Meetings to share their thoughts on the project. Members of the Parks and Recreation Board also canvassed the Fairground Avenue neighborhood, receiving input from those living adjacent to the proposed site.
The Borough has contracted with Frederick, Siebert & Associates (FSA) to design and prepare construction drawings for the skate spot. Representatives from FSA, as well as Borough staff and officials, will be present at the site visit and Parks and Recreation Board meeting. Attendees will be able to view design elements and layouts and provide input to the Borough and FSA.