GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — Kids in Our Town Gibson City are getting excited for a brand new park, but you have to have a set of wheels.
A skate park for boarders, bikers, and rollerbladers is in the works. It’ll be next to the baseball field on Ninth Street.
One family raised more than $180,000 with a raffle to get the job done.
It’s the Ed Day Memorial Skate Park in honor of a loved one who passed away unexpectedly.
“We lost a very good man. Ed day. He was my father-in-law, says Billie Joe Denny. “He had just become an alderman [before passing]. His wife, Lori, said that he had wanted to build a skate park for the kids. So, that’s what our mission was.”
The park will be the only one in the state with a concrete pump track for riders. Construction starts soon followed by a grand opening in the fall.