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Please help make the new skatepark a reality!!
Fundraising Is Underway to Revamp/Re-ramp Bailey Park Skatepark!!!
Imagine Grinnell will lead fundraising efforts to revamp and re-ramp the skatepark located in Bailey Park at 8th Ave. and Prince St.
Imagine Grinnell Executive Director Rich Dana said that the $250,000 project will build “a state-of-the-art, concrete park to replace the wooden ramps that didn’t weather well and ultimately had to be removed for safety reasons.
“We are raising funds to build a permanent structure that will be maintenance free and serve both skateboarders and BMX riders in these growing, popular sports,” Dana said. “The park will include a bowl area, ramps, inclines, and obstacles to skate and ride on.”
Grinnell Parks and Recreation board member Shawn Walters explains the importance of continuing to offer a skatepark venue for area youth. “Many of the kids who participate in skateboarding or BMX biking aren’t involved in organized, team sports, so they need a central, safe area to focus on their sport,” Walters said. “Right now these kids have to travel to other towns if they want to compete. The new skatepark could be a good draw for Grinnell to hold competitions here.”
Interested contributors may contact Dana at 641-236-5518 or donate online by clicking the “Donate” button at the top of the page.
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