Part of the Beaufort County public skate park in Bluffton was closed for emergency repair Wednesday but is expected to reopen early next week, according to a press release.
“Our priority is always safety,” Beaufort County Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Loper said in the statement. “We noticed that some problems were starting to develop and we wanted to solve them immediately. The safety of all our skaters is paramount and Beaufort County Parks and Recreation is committed to providing the best sports experiences.
The project includes minor repairs to the nose around the bowl, which is the lip of the bowl that is surrounded by a special rail, Beaufort County spokesman Chris Ophardt said Thursday. He estimated the costs at around $600.
The Buckwalter Skate Park is located at the Buckwalter Recreational Center, 905 Buckwalter Parkway.
The county’s indoor swimming pool on Pritchard Street in Bluffton, which closed earlier this year over fears the roof could collapse, is due to reopen in August, and the Beaufort tennis courts on Bladen Street are undergoing a major facelift.
For a full list of what the County Department of Parks and Recreation offers and updates on closings and openings, visit www.bcscrec.com.
This story was originally published May 19, 2022 12:09 p.m.