For Macomb Park Board President John Hemingway, there's no question as to whether or not the board should help update the rundown skate park on Dudley Street. He has been working with a group of 14 to 15 skateboarders to see just how much the skate park would be used.
"It's clear to me that skateboard facilities are something that kids want. I don't see any doubt," Hemingway said.
That is why in March 2012 the Board voted to approve restorations to the park. Tuesday night they moved forward with plans by accepting a bid on the project for upwards of $191,000.
The skate park will get new ramps rails and upgrades for beginning to intermediate level skateboarders.
Fundraising will be necessary to continue working on the skate park, but Hemingway is confident that, "these kids would sweep the streets if we asked them to," to raise money for the park.
Hemingway hopes that work on the project will begin well before the end of the summer.