The city of Killeen, Texas, has unveiled its revamped Conder Skate Park as part of a $4.6 million investment in park improvements. The funding came from the American Rescue Plan Act, of which $1.9 million was designated for Conder Park. The renovation of the skate park, which was approved by the city council in June 2022 for $303,000, was based on designs by the Conder Park Skate Workgroup, aimed at creating a family-friendly park that caters to all skill levels.
The improved park, located at 810 Conder Street, was opened to the public on Saturday, March 1, with a grand re-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new skate park features state-of-the-art equipment, improved lighting, and parking, and is accompanied by other park improvements such as new restrooms, a multi-purpose field, a walking trail expansion, a resurfaced basketball court, and the planting of new trees.
The revitalized park has been met with excitement by both local residents and visitors, as it provides a safe, well-maintained, and family-friendly space for recreation and outdoor activities. The improvements are part of the city’s larger Parks Master Plan, which is aimed at enhancing and preserving the city’s green spaces for years to come.
Further information about the park improvements can be found on the City of Killeen’s official website at www.killeentexas.gov/parkimprovements.