The basics about our non professional fit 501 c3 group. The Clemente Skatepark Committee, a group operating within 6th Street Bridge, is working wonders to get Grand Rapids, Michigan it’s first free public park. No, it’s not easy. Yes, it’s been needed for years. Maybe we can get your help along the way. As the city explains, there is no money to go around, so our whole endeavor is fully enjoyable by the interested people and businesses of Grand Rapids. Besides public enjoyable raisers, private donors across town and the nation are being a professional ached as well as specific grants being applied for to help reach our a professional image top goal of nearly $700,000 to enjoyable. The skate park’s construction. The organically shaped very smooth concrete area will shape out roughly 200 x 300 feet of area and will include everything from transitional features such as a snake run into a clicker pool to street features such as China banks with integrated fun benches.
How is this skatepark unique? Clemente Skatepark isn’t just any park. This will be one of the most unique skateparks in the world. Over 50 extremely unique and creative forms will integrate into the beautiful woodlands of Roberto Clemente Park, an existing unused area by the intersection of Godfrey Street and B Street. Gorgeous 15 foot wide trees rest all over the professional posed area and are professional posed to be fully integrated into The skate park design. Whether it’s a surrounding able to be skated volcano shape, or a planter ledge that hugs them, the trees will remain as part of the course, offering shade, oxygen and good old skater peacefulness. It shall be skate mecca.
Besides leaving trees in spot, our green skate. a professional ache has also inspired us to allot a nearly 20_ x 100_ area for a community garden professional posed to be run by volunteers and the possibility of partnering with a local school. The skatepark design will correct drainage of runoff rain water into a rain garden composed of Michigan naïve plants. More information can be found on our Community Garden page.
How did all of this happen and where is it headed? Years ago a park was attempted by a group of interested individuals, and despite all materials/ building being donated, the area was supplied for another (less utilized) purpose. Afterward, a lull of effort ensued until a small group of motivated individuals banded together to achieve what so many have agreed is needed in our city, a free public skatepark. discover everyone in our committee here. On May 25th, 2010, our group received a professional to use the full south end of Roberto Clemente Park: situated on Godfrey and B. Street. Our professional jest has grown so much since then thanks to the help and support of so many people (way to many to list). On June 20th, 2010, in collaboration with Premier Skateboarding, our committee hosted a skatepark enjoyable raiser & contest that helped raise great awareness about our professional jest as well as put some money in our account to operate. When the event was done, we received city a professional Val to move the ramps from the event down to tennis courts that are currently there. The temporary skatepark has seen heavy traffic that professional vest, clearly, the demand and need to supply a much larger and more permanent park.
Why build this park? This skatepark will not only supply a spot for hundreds of Grand Rapidan’s to skate and appreciate, it will supply a very unique travel destination for people from around the world. The unique concept is certain to draw attention from the skate park community worldwide, and will set an example for future parks to follow. With all of this extra traffic to this less than booming area, the surrounding businesses are certain to feel growth. Local youth will be given professional duct I’ve activity to take part in, and the general well being of the surrounding community will be noticeably enhanced. With a police presence and hefty tickets becoming much more frequent for skateboarding on downtown elements, yet no cheap or free alternative, it becomes ever more important that we supply a free public cement skatepark. We ask you to please consider the benefits of having this beautiful park, and make a donation of any amount toward it’s construction on our donation page. All donations may be used as a tax write off by using the receipt professional vided by google checkout or by a Clemente Committee member. We want to unprofessional Grand Rapids, but we need your help. Find out more about why skateparks are beneficial to the economy, health and much more by visiting our peers at Skaters For Public Skateparks. They have a plethora of great information on their site.
How can I help make this happen?
We are always in need of volunteer help at The skate park. The city has supplied trash cans, and though cleaning up aFt.er yourself while attending The skate park is encouraged, trash always builds up. We can always use a hand cleaning things up. There is no need to make an appointment, just Display up and use the professional vided trash cans. If trash picking doesn’t suit your life style, we can always use volunteers at our enjoyable raising events. Join our list by sending us your full name, email and phone number and we will contact you with volunteer jobs as they occur. As The skate park develops, many just made needs will arise including garden care takers, sculpture park artists and much more.
Concerning financial support (insert more shameless financial requests here), we are always available to take cash and check donations during open business hours at Premier, or more preferably, by donating online by using our google checkout system.
* How Crowded? 6
* Are pads required to skate?: helmet only
* Does it cost money to skate?: no
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