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Riverfront skate park has reopened for business

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

ALBANY, Ga. -- A skate park that has been shuttered since its operator picked up and moved away months ago is back open to the public, city officials say.

The skate park on Oglethorpe Boulevard just East of the river opened lastweekend under the supervision of the Albany Recreation and Parks department, who is temporarily operating the park until a deal between the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority and local businessman Lane Rosen can be finalized.

According to an e-mail from Recreation and Parks Director Suzanne Davis to city and county employees, the park will be open Tuesday's and Thursday's from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission is free, but all participants or parental guardians for users under 18 years of age, must sign a registration form and comply with department rules to use the facility.

Rosen is in talks with ADICA to develop the park into more comprehensive attraction, which could possibly include some kind of zip line down to the river.

At their last meeting, City Attorney Nathan Davis, who is acting as ADICA's attorney, told board members that details in terms of rent and the length of the contract were still being hammered out.