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      Skate Park and launch pads project up or bid

      Skaters take to the ramps at the Albany Skate Park.

      The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority is taking bids in order to bring more activity downtown. The city is placing the Skate Park up for bid.

      We would love for it to remain a skate park. I think that's our number one desire but also to expand upon that you know we've been looking for outfitters that can come as a part of our canoe project, said Aaron Blair, ADICA President.

      He added they would like an owner who could possibly carry bikes and gear for water sports.

      As city officials begin the bidding process for the art park, they're looking for a company to carry out construction on the canoe launch pads. The project is expected to begin within a few weeks and take three to six months to complete.

      While city leaders prep the waterways, they may soon pass off the torch for Flint Fest. Aaron Blair said the Three-Forty Creative Group has expressed interest in taking over the festival.

      He stated that if a private group takes over the event, it could be pushed back to later in the year.

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