(From Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation):
A celebration to officially open the renovated skate facility at Etowah Park was hosted Monday by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation. Attendees had an opportunity to try out the new facility and to celebrate the past, present and future of skateboarding and cycling in Rome.
The park has been renamed the Bob Moore Kick Flip Skate Park. Several members of the community proposed to have the skate park renamed and dedicated in honor of Moore, previous owner of Bob’s Cycle Shop. The family owned and operated store sold bikes and skateboards since the early 1900’s when it first opened on Second Avenue and was known as F.L. Moore’s Cycling Shop.
The renovation of the park was part of the 2017 SPLOST project to include $156,500 in park design, new equipment and installation. The Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association donated over $18,000 in concrete.
Up next for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation – the Leprechaun-A-Thon 5K and Health Walk, set for this Saturday, March 19th in downtown Rome. Late registration is $35 and can be completed at the parks and rec office, 1 Shorter Avenue in Rome.