Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces the David Armstrong Extreme Park is getting a new ramp and the graffiti is being removed.

August 24, 2017

Louisville – It is one of the most popular places downtown if you ride a bike or skateboard. Exciting improvements will bring fun for everyone.

“I want to remind everyone the David Armstrong Extreme Park will not be open next week from August 28th through the 31st. It will reopens on September 1st. “When it reopens it will be bigger and better!” “says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4).

The Extreme Park will not be open to allow for graffiti removal and replacement of a vertical ramp. Metro Parks will also be performing some general maintenance.

“Our former mayor, the late Dave Armstrong, saw this park as a place for anyone who wants to do extreme sports in skateboarding, in-line skating and cycling. People from all over the country have praised the park for its innovative design and urban setting,” says Sexton Smith. “Now we continue our commitment to keeping this park special and the envy of other cities.”

The ramp was designed and built by G. Ramps AG, a German firm specializing in skate park elements construction.

One third of the park was closed while the reconstruction of Spaghetti Junction was under way as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet provided functional replacement funding to Metro Government for the relocation of the affected portion of the park on property adjacent to the existing park. Cost for the project is $328,000 and includes demolition of the old ramp and the purchase and installation of the new ramp.

 

 

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