The south valley's first commercial skateboard pit is scheduled to open this summer now that the Planning Commission approved the proposal.
The five-member commission has approved Gary Diehl's request to operate the commercial pit at the Rocky Mountain Swap Meet site, 8169 S. State.The commission will allow construction to proceed as long as Diehl provides the city with a copy of his insurance policy stating he is covered in case of an injury, and that the ramps are supervised by an adult.
"All we're looking at is trying to provide something for the kids to do" while their parents shop at the swap meet, Diehl said.
The three or four ramps cement and plywood ramps, which will cost about $10,000, will be open for anyone who wants to use them. Riders are required to wear safety gear before trying to catch some air.