After initially being phased out, the Foxboro skate park will be open again after substantial repairs are made.
On June 17, the Board of Recreation awarded a contract for repairs to Dave Woods, who helped build the park. According to the Foxboro Reporter, repairs to the parks are estimated to be around $7,000 and will be funded by the highway department's budget.
When the park reopens, it will be the first time skaters will be allowed to use the facility since October.
Originally, the Recreation Department planned to phase out the park due to the costs to repair and maintain the area. The potential closure led to the creation of a Facebook group named "Save, Repair & Open The Foxboro Skatepark."
The initiative helped create a path for the park's reopening and puts a group in charge of the park along with the recreation department.
"They have some programs and plans in place to ensure that any concerns in the park get addresses," said Board of Recreation chair Heather Harding.
Repairs are expected to take a few weeks and the recreation department is aiming to reopen the park in early July once it passes a safety inspection.