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Golden Meadow skate park should open by Halloween

Golden Meadow skate park should open by Halloween

Construction on the Golden Meadow skate park has been ongoing despite rain delays, and skaters can expect an opening by Halloween.

The timeline for completing the project was delayed almost a month due to recent rain, according to project engineer John Plaisance of J. Wayne Plaisance Inc.

The budget also increased in August after extra money from other park repair projects was moved to the skate park. The original budget was $250,000; it’s now up to $340,000.

The skate park is the first in Lafourche Parish and is set for Golden Meadow’s Oak Ridge Park near the pool.

Houma opened one in May adjacent to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center at a cost of about $1.2 million.

Spohn Ranch Skateparks in Los Angeles assisted with designs for the park. The town of Golden Meadow and the Lafourche Parish Council received public input for the design in July at a workshop and released the plans a few weeks later.