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    Downtown (12th/Lamar) BMX/SKATEpark open for construction bids.....

    check this out.......

    http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/aeservice...currentads.cfm

    Bid/Proposal Due Date/Time 02/18/2010 11:00 AM


    Description of the Work


    PROJECT NAME: BMX/Skate Park

    PW# or IFB#: IFB 6100 CLMC083

    CIP ID#: 7554.001

    PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Gregson

    PROJECT TYPE:Construction

    PROJECT LOCATION: 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

    ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION: 700,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION (The Work consists of, but is not limited to): Construction of a concrete BMX and Skateboard park.

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    KOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Well that's pretty cool.
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    I just noticed that the GC that I worked for is on the Plan Holders list. I might have to stop by and take a look at the plans.
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    my buddies dad is working on this project. As to what capacity, i do not know, but he has a copy of the plans and I'll try and check them out
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    Exclamation ????

    How do you even find this stuff on the web? i have a hard time finding this site lilttle own a City of Austin Bid for a skate park!
    Quote Originally Posted by cmc View Post
    check this out.......

    http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/aeservice...currentads.cfm

    Bid/Proposal Due Date/Time 02/18/2010 11:00 AM


    Description of the Work


    PROJECT NAME: BMX/Skate Park

    PW# or IFB#: IFB 6100 CLMC083

    CIP ID#: 7554.001

    PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Gregson

    PROJECT TYPE:Construction

    PROJECT LOCATION: 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78701






    ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION: 700,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION (The Work consists of, but is not limited to): Construction of a concrete BMX and Skateboard park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keystone Mike View Post
    How do you even find this stuff on the web? i have a hard time finding this site lilttle own a City of Austin Bid for a skate park!
    computer proficiency?
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    saw this today:









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    I'm stoked, but I'm also pissed that it's so late in coming. 15 years late. And I'm borderline too old/too-injured to ride it. In 1995, I helped build an extremely short lived wooden public bike and skatepark next to the location of the old City Coliseum, which is now Palmer Events Center, called Liberty Park. it was in a parking lot of a Park Police office. after about a month of riding and skating, the fence was locked. another couple of weeks later, EVERYTHING was torn down and removed with zero explanation from City of Austin. (or at least zero explanation contributed to people who actually spent money building the ramps). i spent several hundred dollars at a time when i was working at Thundercloud for minimum wage. it was a clusterfkk from the start and ended like a clusterffkk. maybe i'll find the Daily Texan newspaper clipping i have and scan it. . . .

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    They were working on it yesterday, looked like the bowl area was shaped out and they looked close to starting to lay down some rebar.

    I told them to hurry the fuck up

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    Rad !!! Can't wait to bleed on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by just riding along View Post
    Man this bowl looks the same...either way its rad

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/membe...47/Narrow,1647

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    http://www.statesman.com/news/local/..._ece_frontpage

    Austin's new 30,000-square-foot skate park opens today
    A concrete plaza filled with ramps, stairs, rails, a half-pipe and what looks like an empty swimming pool will open its doors to skateboarders and bicyclists today.

    Besides more than a dozen obstacles constructed for riding, jumping and launching, the Austin BMX & Skate Park includes restrooms, water fountains and public art. It was built with $1.7 million in bond money approved by voters in 2006.

    Skateboarders and BMX bicyclists — who ride small, maneuverable bikes designed for spinning and doing tricks — have been lobbying for such a park for more than a decade.

    Some apparently can't wait for the opening. Several of the park's features already bear light scuff marks from riders who sneaked in after hours to test them out.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. today; the park officially opens at noon.

    "I assume it's going to be like a bunch of racehorses in stalls when they cut that ribbon," said Michael Von Ohlen, president of Prism Development, one of the contractors on the project.

    The park is at 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd., the site of the Old Austin Recreation Center just south of House Park Field. Construction began in October .

    Von Ohlen said some of the park's future users have perched on a nearby parking garage nightly to watch the construction progress.

    Austin already has a smaller skate park at Mabel Davis Park, but that one is geared toward advanced riders. The new park is a few blocks north of Duncan Park, where BMXers have built a series of dirt jumps and ramps.

    The new 30,000-square-foot park has a variety of obstacles — including a concrete hump, that swimming pool-like bowl and several concrete pyramids — for all skill levels.

    "It's designed to look and feel and evoke the sense of an urban plaza," said Marty Stump, park development coordinator. Some elements are edged with steel or topped with granite to make them more durable.

    "Everyone is really excited about it, for sure," said Elias Bingham, 34, owner of No-Comply, a nearby skateboard gear and apparel shop. "There's definitely a big need for it, and compared to any other public park it'll get a lot more use. We expect 200 people a day or more to go through there."

    Bingham, who participated in public meetings to gather input for designing the park, predicted it will become a destination for skateboarders and BMXers across the country.

    Volcom, an international skateboarding brand, has expressed interest in hosting a competition at the park in October.

    "It's exciting for the city," Stump said. "Twenty years ago, it might have been tennis courts. Now it's action sports. It's the evolution of recreation."

    New Line Skate Parks of Canada designed the park, which was engineered by Baker-Aicklen & Associates and Jose Guerra Inc. Prism Development and California Skateparks built it.

    Because there is no lawn to mow, the park will be relatively easy to maintain, parks officials said.

    Chris Levack's metal artwork was commissioned through the City of Austin's Art in Public Places Program. It includes "Iron Wave," a huge, tortilla chip-shaped skateable structure at one end of the park, and the leaflike "Trilobite Arbor," which will provide shade.

    The park will be open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. City officials encourage the use of helmets and pads.

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    awesome, will be in town this sat and sun. WC sat eve then wherever...

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    Is that the ACC parking garage? I drive by the other side of the garage every day and never noticed the skate park going in... I need to work on my observation skills haha

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