Skate park closing for repairs


LEWISTON – Regular maintenance at the city’s skate park will shut it down for one day Monday.

Park designer and builder Sam Batterson is scheduled to be in Lewiston Monday, sealing cracks and doing other maintenance on the concrete ramps and bowls at the southwestern corner of Kennedy Park.

“He expects to begin work at 7:30 a.m. Monday, and he’ll keep it closed for the entire day,” said Megan Bates, deputy director of public works.

Batterson designed and built the park for the Skate Lewiston and Auburn Movement, a group of local skateboarders and their parents. The group raised money from local businesses to build the park.

Bates said the maintenance work is part of Batterson’s original contract with SLAM and will not cost the city anything.

The skate park opened in November.

It consists of two deep bowls and a street course, with ramps, benches, curbs and other obstacles.