Red Bank could add skate park

The city of Red Bank is considering adding a skate park to the small town’s list of amusements.

“We’ve always talked about it in the past,” said Mayor John Roberts, who brought up the topic at the City Commission’s Jan. 7 agenda work session.

The city would use funds it is to be awarded from the Red Bank/Soddy-Daisy Charitable Foundation, though Roberts said he is unsure of the exact amount to be awarded.

“We want to give the kids somewhere to go,” Roberts said. “Commercial-property owners are not real crazy about them skating at their place.”

He said several spots are being considered for the skate park, which must first be approved by a vote of commissioners.