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Columbia skate park receives substantial interest

December 17, 2011 | 3:22 p.m. CST
In the late 1990's, Columbia passed an ordinance that made skating on any public street or sidewalk illegal. A group of adults and youth then petitioned the city for a skate park. With some money from the city as well as several others groups, the group was able to build a skate park at the Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Center. Since the park's inception, it has attracted substantial interest, including a visit by skate legend Tony Hawk in 2009.

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