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Plans for new Savannah skate park still in progress

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A skate park in the works for years is one step closer to being a real thing in Savannah.

The grind to get the money to finish the project still leaves skaters in limbo though. 

Organizers have been meeting in downtown Savannah raising the money through fundraisers and even through celebrities, but it seems they just can't get the project off the ground. 

This is second meeting they held Saturday to get more people involved and let them know how close they are to finishing but they still need more money. 

So far they've raised $180,000 and used half of that money, but they say they still need a little more than $100,000 to reach their goal. 

They also hope to get the county behind them to help with the rest of the money. 

The lead designer for the project who had been working with them for five years says they want to get skaters off the streets and into a safe, free environment. 

"We actually originally had designed a bigger skate park, and what we did is we redesigned a park that was a little bit smaller so it's easier to reach," said Lead Designer of Team Pain Skate Parks, Tito Porrata. 

"It means a lot because it keeps me off the streets where I can't skate. It puts me in a good area to skate," shared skater, John Allen. 

The dirt is down at the Lake Mayer location, and organizers say construction is supposed to begin in late fall/early winter if they raise the rest of the funds. 

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