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Parks and Recreation Commission

Skateboard Park Ad-hoc Committee Meeting


May 12, 2014 600pm at Marine A!en"e Park
Meeting #otes
$ntrod"ction and %!er!ie&
Committee Member #anc' (ersman called the meeting to order and pro!ided a brie)
description o) the meeting process and backgro"nd in)ormation*
#anc' e+plained that the p"rpose o) the meeting &as to disc"ss Marine A!en"e Park and
Marine Sports Comple+ sites*
Parks and Recreation ,irector Mark -e'man e+plained that sites at Manhattan .illage /ield and
the M01S, propert' on Peck A!en"e &ere r"led o"t d"e to propert' control and tra))ic iss"es*
#anc' asked Recreation Ser!ices Manager $dris Al-%bo"di to introd"ce locations, point them o"t
on a map, and then open "p disc"ssion on the pros and cons o) each* $dris recommended that
all attendees re!ie& siting criteria and sta)) reports )rom pre!io"s meetings )or backgro"nd
in)ormation on each site*
,isc"ssion on Potential Sites at Marine A!en"e Park and Marine Sports Comple+
Site 21 3 Marine A!en"e Park 0asketball Co"rts
Pros
(ighl' !isible
4asil' accessible )rom the street
/lat, le!el area
4as' to pro!ide drainage
Pro+imit' to other park amenities like restrooms and pla'gro"nds
Cons:
Replaces e+isting basketball co"rts
5o"ld displace 'o"th basketball leag"e6 c"rrent location o) co"rts is ideal )or 'o"th
leag"e "se and co"rt a!ailabilit' is alread' limited
5o"ld displace other ad"lt and 'o"th pla'ers
Problems associated &ith ad"lt basketball pla'ers 7e*g* )ighting, )o"l lang"age, litter,
!andalism, etc*8 co"ld increase i) co"rts &ere relocated to a less !isible location
#oise concerns d"e to pro+imit' to residences on Marine A!en"e and in Manhattan
.illage
$) basketball co"rt area is the onl' site selected, it is possible that opposition )rom
leag"e and indi!id"al "sers &o"ld be too great to get a skateboard park b"ilt and the
opport"nit' to b"ild a skateboard park at all ma' be lost*
Parking &o"ld be impacted
#anc' called )or an a"dience !ote to ga"ge ho& man' people &ere )or and against the
Marine A!en"e Park 0asketball Co"rts location* 0' a sho& o) hands the a"dience !oted 9 )or
and 19 against*
Site 22 3 #orth-east corner o) Marine A!en"e Park o"tside Marine 0aseball /ield center)ield )ence
Pros
Space and e+isting amenities 7&orko"t e:"ipment8 are c"rrentl' "nder"tili;ed
,istance )rom residences
Cons
Shape o) area is not ideal )or a skateboard park
5o"ld re:"ire ne& amenities 7e*g* lighting, restrooms, etc*8
#o access )or emergenc' !ehicles
#ot !isible or easil' accessible )rom street, parking lot, and other park areas
.isibilit' and accessibilit' iss"es &o"ld create problems &ith en)orcement
(omer"n balls )rom baseball )ield co"ld be a ha;ard

#anc' called )or an a"dience !ote to ga"ge ho& man' people &ere )or and against the #orth-
east Marine A!en"e Park location* 0' a sho& o) hands the a"dience !oted < )or and 11 against*

Site 2= 3 Marine Sports Comple+ 7#o speci)ic location &ithin )acilit'8
Pros
.isibilit'
Accessibilit'
Cons
/acilit' is "sed b' 'o"th baseball, so)tball, and soccer leag"es
>o"th leag"es &o"ld t"rn more pla'ers a&a' i) the' a lost )ield
0aseball and so)tball )ield dimensions are set b' national go!erning bodies and ne&
amenities co"ld impact )ield si;e and shape
Ma' not impact baseball and so)tball )ields, b"t &o"ld impact soccer )ields
Constr"ction &o"ld impact "se
/acilit' is closed )or se!eral months d"ring )all and &inter )or maintenance* #e&
amenities co"ld impact t"r) reco!er'*

#anc' called )or an a"dience !ote to ga"ge ho& man' people &ere )or and against the Marine
Sports Comple+ location* 0' a sho& o) hands the a"dience !oted = )or and 12 against*

%ther :"estions and comments )rom the a"dience regarding location
%ther locations at Marine A!en"e Park sho"ld be considered, speci)icall' the pla'gro"nd and
dog parks*

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