The town of Danville is continuing to mull over the possibility of creating a multi-use skate park somewhere within the town, and officials have created an online survey in order to collect community input on the matter.
Open now through Sept. 15, the survey aims to determine residents’ interest in a skate park facility as well as possible locations where it could be built, town staff will collect the data gathered and present it to the Town Council for consideration sometime in October.
A Danville skate park was first suggested in 2017 after it was identified as a possibly popular option in the 2017 Danville Parks, Recreation and Arts Strategic Plan, during which time $20,000 was budgeted to conduct a skate park feasibility study.
The Town Council accepted the study in September 2018, and while the study identified a portion of Sycamore Valley Park, near Sycamore Valley Elementary School, as the best location for a skate park, town staff returned the issue to staff to seek further input from the community.
Four potential parks the survey listed as possible locations for the skate park include:
*Diablo Vista Park, 1000 Tassajara Ranch Dr.
*Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road
*Osage Station Park, 816 Brookside Dr.
*Sycamore Valley Park, 2101 Holbrook Dr.
As of Thursday, initial results indicate that 92.4% of registered survey takers support having a skate park within town limits and the average consensus lists Diablo Vista Park as the preferred location.
The survey is available online now and can be accessed online at www.opentownhall.com/7798.