The Gardiner Parks and Recreation Committee is holding a meeting Monday to discuss the possibility of building a temporary or permanent skate park at the location of the former O.C. Woodman School near the Gardiner Common.
The committee, scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, has been in discussions with young skateboarders and their parents over the last several months to find somewhere in the city to skate legally.
City Council on April 16 approved designating a portion of the Waterfront Park parking lot for skateboarders for the rest of the summer or until a more permanent location can be found.
The ultimate goal of the group of parents and their children is to build a public skate park somewhere in Gardiner for skateboarders or similar sports. The parking lot of the now-torn-down O.C. Woodman School on School Street between Dresden Avenue and Pleasant Street has emerged as a potential location.
City Manager Scott Morelli said abutters of the former school and the Gardiner Common have been alerted to the meeting, and members of the public are welcome to attend.