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Montauk Skatepark Recognized

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 10:45
Matt Jedlicka of L.K. McLean Associates, left, and East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, both of whom worked on the redesign of the Montauk Skatepark, were on hand when the park received an award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.

The town-owned Montauk Skatepark was recognized last month with a platinum Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.

The awards honor projects that demonstrate “complexity, innovation, and societal value.”

“This accolade celebrates the collaborative effort between public and private entities, marking a significant milestone in the town’s commitment to fostering recreational spaces that resonate with the local community,” an announcement from East Hampton Town said.

The skate park, which was first completed in 1999 with design input from the late skateboarder Andy Kessler, was revamped in 2022 under the aegis of the Montauk Skatepark Coalition through a public-private partnership. Tito Porrata of Pivot Custom Skateparks designed the update. American Ramp Company did the construction, working with the town’s consulting engineers, L.K. McLean  Associates.

“We are immensely proud of the transformation of the Montauk Skatepark, which stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and dedication,” Councilman David Lys said in the announcement.

The swimming-pool-style park has 20,000 square feet of skating space.

 

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