Underground structures create delays for skate park planned for Cleveland's Flats

Problems with Rivergate Park site

CLEVELAND - Those awaiting the much-anticipated skate park in Cleveland's Flats will have to wait a bit longer due to unforeseen problems on the site.

The Crooked River Skate Park is to be built along the Cuyahoga River near Columbus Road at Rivergate Park.

The discovery of underground structures in the area mean the skate park may have to be moved away from the river or the snake run portion may have to be built more above the ground to keep its current location.

The original 15,000-square-foot design was conceived by the city of Cleveland and Grindline, a skate park design company from Seattle.

Cleveland's only downtown skate park, behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, closed in 2010.

A public meeting seeking input on alternative designs will be held this Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Rivergate Café at Rivergate Park, 1785 Merwin Ave.

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