Even though redevelopment plans for Mud Island are still in the early phases, local skaters may soon have a new home.
The city's park services division has proposed Glenview Park, south of Southern at McLean, as the site for a $440,000 skate park.
"We were trying to find a central location," said Mike Flowers with park services. "Overton Park is full. We just can't cram any more in there. It would have been a great location, but it's full."
Glenview also has the added benefit of having a community center on site, meaning access to bathrooms.
The city doesn't yet have a contract for the design of the park. but it will be quarter-acre to a half-acre on the western side of the park.
The City Council will have to approve Glenview as the skate park's location before the project can move forward. Park services expects to bring it to the council in the next month or two.
Local skate-park advocates have also lobbied for a separate and larger skate park as part of the Riverfront Development Corporation's redevelopment of Mud Island.