The city is seeking public input on how a new open air skate plaza in LaSalle Park should be designed.

A public meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland St., and the city is urging members of the local skateboarding community to attend.

The city hired New Line Skateparks Inc., to design a facility on two acres just south of Centennial Pool, and has allocated $250,000 for construction. New Line's contract is about $24,600.

The skate park will be built on an old pipe yard and will not use any existing greenspace. The city hopes it will be open by summer 2013.