Skatepark takes shape

By on October 29, 2014

Workers on Tuesday rolled out the precast pieces that will create the Ephrata Skate Park next to the Ephrata Public Library.Crane

A crane placed the precast elements at about 7:30 from three flatbed truck and workers from Spohn Ranch, the California-based designer, had them placed on footers by around noon.

If the weather permits, concrete should be ready to pour on Monday, said David Burkholder, Ephrata Borough engineering project manager.

20141028_145733“Storm water collection installation and grading plus concrete flat work construction should wrap up all that is necessary to complete the skate park for this year,” Burkholder said

The skate park is intended to replace the one previously located on the lower level the pool house at the Ephrata Community Pool. That skate park was closed in 2011 as part of the recent renovation project at the pool.20141028_145640

“Final grading and seeding will likely occur in the spring unless mild temperatures prevail through November,” Burkholder said.

Patrick Burns is a staff writer for The Ephrata Review. He welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at or at 721-4455

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