The West Chester Borough Council has considered turning the former Wyeth property at Bolmar and Nields Streets intersection into a skate park at its Tuesday meeting, writes Bill Rettew for The Daily Local News.
The idea was first mentioned by Councilman Bernie Flynn, who received support from the majority of council members to look into the possibility of building a skate park. Council members Michael Stefano, Brian McGinnis, and Sheila Vaccaro all wanted to explore the idea further.
“It will give the kids from 6 to 60 a place to blow off some steam,” said Flynn. “We are trying to do new things in the borough’s southeast corner. It’s probably one of the last spaces in the southeast to do something beautiful with.”
He added that skaters would have no problems getting safely on foot to a park in the southeast quadrant, but walking to the park in West Goshen is not safe for borough residents at this time.
Currently, the borough is home to two baseball fields, nine basketball courts, and four tennis courts, but no designated skate parks.
The land is owned by builder Eli Kahn, who wants to build warehouses on it, but the borough could possibly buy that space from him.
Read more about the consideration for the Wyeth property to become a skate park in West Chester in The Daily Local News.