Skate Park coming to Downtown Dickson?

A skate park is being discussed for Downtown Dickson at a site behind the Dickson Fire Department, neighboring the city’s future parking lot at the corner of Church and College Streets.

City officials say the skate park idea originated as a way to keep skateboarders in an area made for them and off the streets and sidewalks around Main Street.

Councilman Horace Perkins III outlined the first phase of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board’s plan for new facilities at the April 1 Dickson City Council meeting. The planning includes the skate park and changes to J. Dan Buckner Park.

The proposed skate park site is where a structure was recently leveled behind Dickson Fire Department. The city also acquired the neighboring former Chevrolet dealership property on the corner of Church and East College streets, where it plans to construct a parking lot.

“We’ve got some bids out and will be bringing it back to the council for approval on the skate park,” Perkins said.