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Council approves plat for skating rink

Receives clean audit


The next step to Willow Park getting a roller skating rink was approved by the city council at its meeting on Tuesday, March 12. They voted to approve the plat for just over 31 acres in the Haney Complex Addition.

Plans are to build a roller skating rink behind Fortified Fitness Gym, which is located at 9744 E. Bankhead Hwy.

The facility is expected to be named Retro Rink. Owner Jayme Haney said they are awaiting final permits to start construction. The property was annexed into the City of Willow Park on Jan. 9. 

She said plans are for a 32,000 square foot facility with a wooden rink floor that will fit 350 skaters, along with six private party rooms - which will glow and have retractable walls to make the room larger if needed. They also plan to have an arcade with 40 video games and a full snack bar.

There will also be a toddler zone for parents with older children who skate and little ones who don’t.

Hayne noted that, along with bringing another form of entertainment to the area, it will also provide another healthy option - for youngsters and adults.

“Roller skating is not only a fun social activity, it is extremely good for you. It’s easy on the joints and you burn up to 600 calories an hour skating,” she said. “The Retro Rink is bringing it big to Parker County.

“No more driving to the big cities for some fun and needed space for parties.” 

The nearest roller skating rinks to Parker County are Rollerland West in Fort Worth and Silver Wheel Skating Center in White Settlement, both about 10 miles from Willow Park.

Audit approved

In other business, the council approved acceptance of the annual audit by the CPA firm of Snow, Garrett and Williams, CPA. This is for fiscal activities from Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023. 

Snow, Garrett and Williams Senior Manager Reba Long told the council they were given a clean slate, including no internal control findings and no compliance findings. This brought a smile to every member of the council, Mayor Doyle Moss and City Manager Bryan Grimes.

“I want to thank Candy Scott (Willow Park Chief Financial Officer) and Jake Weber (Certified Public Accountant) for working with the auditors,” Grimes said. “This is another clean audit for the city of Willow Park.”

Property purchase

After returning from executive session, the council approved the purchase of a small piece of land, just under a couple acres, at 205 Canyon Ct. The empty lot is adjacent to the water treatment plant and allows for expansion of it should the need arise.

“The idea is if we ever need to expand those facilities, it is an ideal location,” Grimes said.

Next meeting

The next city council meeting is set for 6 p.m. on March 27. Council meets at Willow Park City Hall, 120 El Chico Tr. in Willow Park.



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