The skate park to be built near the Columbus Civic Center will be named after Jonathan Alexander Hatcher, the late Columbus State University student who helped make it a reality.
Columbus Council passed a resolution today naming the future park in honor of the Hardaway High School graduate. The resolution said Hatcher assisted in drawing up the first designs for a skateboard park.
Hatcher was 19, majoring in criminal justice at CSU, when he died on Nov. 2, 2005.
Hatcher served as president-elect of the Columbus Youth Advisory Council in 2001-2002 and president in 2002-2003.