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Skatepark removal ramps up controversy


Courtney Fletcher

Ramps were removed from the old skatepark location earlier this month. The new location for the skatepark and equipment is still undecided.

Local skateboarders rolled to Facebook after seeing ramps being removed from the Sidney skatepark located adjacent to the community center earlier this month.

On the "Sidney Skate Park Effort" Facebook page those who helped bring the skatepark to Sidney left comments about their concerns for the future of the skatepark as well as memories shared at it.

Efforts to bring a skatepark to Sidney first began in 2002 when then-middle school students received help from teacher Riley Wheems to create ideas for funding. Thirteen years ago, Ben Carey and Zack Appleby were two of those skateboarding mi...

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