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KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city
KENNESAW: World-class skate park slated for city

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw plans to build a 40,000 square foot skate park in Swift-Cantrell Park, the city announced Friday.

The state-of-the-art project with the Rob Dyrdek Foundation will be one of the largest skate parks in the Southeast. Its design is based on those at competitive skate park plazas.

"A facility of this scope and quality will be great for local skateboarders, but will attract events from the entire Southeast region, bringing substantial potential economic benefit to Kennesaw," Mayor Mark Mathews said in a statement.

The skate park is expected to cost $1.2 million, $750,000 of which was approved by voters as part of the 2011 SPLOST. The remainder of the money will come from donations and grants.

SITE Design Group and California Skateparks will complete the project.

"Sports are a positive influence in our children's lives, and providing safe and legal facilities for kids to enjoy them is vital," Brian Moore, president of SITE Design Group, said in a statement. "This skate park will bring the new energy and excitement of skateboard enthusiasts of all ages to Kennesaw."

The city council will vote on final approval of the park during its Nov. 7 meeting.