The Bethalto Village Board has voted to remove the skate park in the park behind village hall. Located between a baseball field and the tennis courts, the facility has been closed for about three years, according to Mayor Alan Winslow.

He tells The Big Z that has been due to maintenance issues.

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Several ideas are being considered, including turning it into a pickleball court. Whatever the future holds, there will be public meetings for input on that future. The plan is to have the equipment removed by the end of the year and a decision on what to do moving forward by late spring.

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