Shooting leads councilman to call for security cameras inside skate park

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A weekend shooting has Huntsville city leaders wanting to increase security at a city skate park.

Councilman Bill Kling plans to propose installing security cameras inside Lydia Gold Skate Park, after a confrontation led to one man being shot at the park on Sunday.

“We want to make sure it`s safe for people to come out,” said Kling. “It’s a good use of the land and it`s being well utilized. We want to make sure it stays safe.”

Kling plans to propose installing security cameras around the park during Thursday’s city council meeting.

However, even if he does gain his fellow councilmembers’ support, they would then have to seek approval from the Alabama Department of Transportation. The skate park, along with a nearby dog park, are located under I-565, on state owned property.

In the past, the city was denied permission to build any permanent structures – like a bathroom – on the property, but Kling thinks this proposal could gain the state’s favor.



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