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Bullitt Co mother one step closer to building skate park in memory of son

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June 11 will mark two years since a 15-year-old Mount Washington boy was hit and killed while riding his dirt bike. June 11 will mark two years since a 15-year-old Mount Washington boy was hit and killed while riding his dirt bike.
Prescott Goodman Prescott Goodman
Chrystal O'Bryan Chrystal O'Bryan

MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY (WAVE) – June 11 will mark two years since a 15-year-old Mount Washington boy was hit and killed while riding his dirt bike.

Since the accident Prescott Goodman's mother has turned this tragedy into a mission working to get Bullitt County a bike and skate park.

Three acres of land, located on Waterford Road off of Bardstown Road in Mount Washington, were donated to the nonprofit organization Bikes with Wings started by Goodman's mother, Chrystal O'Bryan, after his death.

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O'Bryan has worked to bring an extreme park to Bullitt County where children and teens can ride and skate in a safe environment.

"There's a lot of benefits to having a bike park," said O'Bryan. "There's a lot of stereotypes, but we'd like to try to fix that."

Bikes with Wings has held numerous fundraisers, but the real victory came after being supported by Mount Washington. $50,000 of the city's budget is set aside to build the park. Just recently with a unanimous vote, the Bullitt Fiscal Court granted an additional $50,000 to be set aside for construction. The foundation has raised nearly $80,000, so all together phase one of the project will be covered.

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"I think it was a divine plan for me," said O'Bryan. "I think that I've never accomplished anything in my life, no personal gratification till now and I want to be an inspiration to the mother who has to go through that next."

While the there isn't a lot to see on the land, O'Bryan has a vision, one that will forever remember her son.

"I think that he would proud because I remember the day before his death, he wanted to stop at a skate park and we were on a time frame," said O'Bryan. "We were on a family road trip and I wouldn't stop, so Prescott this is for you. Instead of stopping, I built you one, so it really is one of those moments."

O'Bryan is hopeful to break ground this Fall and she expects construction shouldn't take more than a couple months for phase one.

For more information on Bikes with Wings, click here.

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