The skatepark in Cavan will go ahead, according to a local campaigner, one year after it was first announced.
Cavan resident John Moore, who heads a Facebook group called 'Cavan Skatepark Army’, says that the contract is ready for tender and will be located at Con Smith Park in the town but that there have been slight delays over the project. “The contract is ready for tender it just has to be loaded onto the extender site which takes a while, building should start in October and it will take up to six weeks to build.
“It will be between Cavan Institute and the playground at Con Smith Park and fenced off and the council will hold an art competition and the winners will get to paint their art in the skatepark,” he said.
The council received €80,000 for the construction of the park under the Sports Capital Grants programme and earmarked construction to be completed in 12 months with additional funds to come from local businesses. Some residents, however, had objected to the location of the park, as had Sinn Féin Cllr Eugene Greenan, who said that while he supported the concept of a park he felt the location unsuitable.
Acting County CEO Ger Finn said at the time of the announcement that he was “delighted” with the development.