Columbia wins Tony Hawk grant for skate park

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Feel like taking a road trip? Need a reason to drive to Columbia? Well, this spring it looks like you'll have one. Especially if you're into skateboarding. The city recently announced it was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The money will bolster efforts to build a skate park at Owens Field. The skate park will be South Carolina's first custom concrete park, and is sure to give local skaters a reason to polish their skills. Construction is slated to begin in March.

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Columbia was one of only three communities nationwide to get a $25,000 grant, with 24 others receiving smaller amounts, according to Ryan Cockrell, president of Pour It Now.

“The big deal for us is that the city showed such a huge amount of support for the project,” Cockrell said. "Their commitment to it is really what made the Tony Hawk Foundation want to buy in."

Read the article from The State.