Several Columbus East and North graduates who helped build a city skate park 15 years ago are working on a plan to renovate the facility.
They are part of a Columbus Parks and Recreation Department committee being formed to develop renovation plans for the Jolie Crider Skate Park in Clifty Park, at Indiana Avenue and Marr Road.
The 15,000-square-foot park was designed and built for about $100,000 in 1999, organized by a steering committee of 20 teen skateboarders led by then-Columbus East High School senior Joe Nierman.
Nierman, now an Indianapolis attorney, said the skate park was his senior project.
He and a group of about 20 East and North students used $100,000 in donations, including money and materials from businesses and individuals, to build the facility in 1999.
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