The trial could start in March, after a public hearing before the town's Architectural and Site Control Commission and council approval, Town Manager Nick Pegueros told the Almanac.
Viewed from the side, the ramp has the profile of a pipe cut in half and in half again, creating what's known as a quarter-pipe ramp. Skaters roll up the interior of the curve, balance the board in various imaginative ways, and roll back down.
If the trial period is successful, it could lead to a half-pipe ramp either at Town Center or one of several other locations along Alpine Road, including near Rossotti (soccer) Field, Ford (baseball) Field, and Corte Madera Middle School. The sport court had in its favor a firm, flat surface and a central location, Mr. Myers said.
"There are a lot of skateboarders in town," Mr. Myers told the council. The ramp is intended as "a place to come together and do something that's fun."
Skateboarders are active now at Roberts Market, at Corte Madera Middle School, at Town Center, and along Alpine Road, Mr. Myers said. "I'd rather have them (at the Town Center) than going down Alpine Road," he told the Almanac.
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