Construction begins for Buda skate park

The city of Buda broke ground on the Jackson Tyler Norris Memorial Skate Park on June 27. Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Czimskey said he hopes Buda's skaters will be able to enjoy the park by the end of 2013.

The 10,000-square-foot skate park, located at 480 S. Loop 4, will include a memorial to Jackson Tyler Norris, a Buda teenager and avid skater who was struck and killed by a vehicle June 22, 2011.

The contract for the work was awarded to Joe Brown Construction at City Council's meeting June 18. The total cost is expected to be about $333,000. The county provided $140,000, and the city will pick up the remaining $193,000.