Columbia City Council members have approved phase one renovations for Douglass Park. The renovations include an outdoor amphitheater, more green space, a relocated parking lot, and a small shelter.
About 25 young people were at Monday's city council meeting to support the inclusion of a skate park in the initial phase one renovations. The city plans to build the skate park at a later date.
Christopher Bailey is owner of Parkside Skateshop. He spoke to the council during the public comment portion.