Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Loudon Homeowners Association Paid for Construction of Skatepark

Wow, what a difference in perspective:
"Kids have been chomping at the bit for this," said Claire Smith, spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

The project was a joint venture between the county, which owns the land, and the South Riding Proprietary—the community’s homeowners association—which fronted the money to build the park.

"A lot of people in the county want things we just can't afford right now,”"Smith said, added that’s why "this has been such a great partnership."

Jeff Salmon, a member of South Riding’s board of directors, said the association had sought financial help from surrounding communities to build the park, but was unsuccessful. So it decided to pay for the entire project itself.

"We feel by providing this additional resource that we are adding value for all the homeowners of South Riding," Salmon said. First County-Owned Skate Park to Open Saturday

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