White Bluff is reaching out to future users of a skateboard and BMX bike park for help in raising funds to move and install the equipment donated by the town of Burns. In a community meeting Wednesday night, Mayor Linda Hayes and Projects Coordinator Jeff Martin told a group of about a dozen teen and young adult skaters and a handful of parents and local business owners that the town hopes to raise around $10,000 to open the skate park. “We want you guys involved in the process,” Martin told the small gathering at the White Bluff Community Center. Martin said the town has an estimate of $7,000 needed to pour a 50X90-foot concrete pad, $800 for gravel and $1,400 to move and install the equipment from the now-closed Burns skate park. The cost projections do not include any money for fencing and the excavation and grading of the site will be done with town forces. Martin said the town is looking at a location immediately east of the community center, taking up a portion of a grassy area and section of the paved parking area between the center and the basketball goals. Hayes said not only is the town seeking help in getting the park opened, but also wants those skaters and bikers who will use the park to take some responsibility in keeping it clean and policing the behaviors of others at the park. “We have to prove to the council this is a valid thing, a needed thing, a used thing,” Hayes told the group. Martin said if the interest is there and the money can be raised, the town will consider pouring a larger pad and adding more equipment to the park. He said the town already has received some donations and pledges, but did not reveal how much. Hayes said there is no timeline for raising the money but she would like to see the park opened by spring. Martin said Burns officials would like to see the skate park equipment “gone as soon as possible.” The Burns Board of Commissioners voted to close and sell off the equipment in December, then voted to donate the equipment to White Bluff earlier this month.