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Local History

Skatepark Now Operated by Park Board

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The Springfield Skatepark will now operate under the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. KSMU's Emily Nash has more.

Two rounds of mediation were unsuccessful for the Springfield Skatepark Association and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The Skatepark Association chose not to sign an operating agreement with the Park Board yesterday.

Now, all Skatepark facilities are property of the Park Board.

Director of Public Information, Louise Whall says the Park Board wants to have more of a direct role in maintaining the safety of the skatepark.

Whall says users of the park shouldn't notice too many changes.

Skatepark hours will be adjusted to conform to regular city park operating hours.