Atchison final design is complete, now it is time for fundraising, #pillarskateparks #skateparkfunding
Barbados Skatepark grand opening has been set. Mark your calendars and get your tickets, we will be in Barbados May 11th. Stay tuned for more details regarding the event and festivities.
Pleasanton Texas Skatepark is nearing completion, the Artisan crew will be wrapping up construction this month. Stay tuned for grand opening details.
We are off to Greenville for the first public input session on the new Action Park.
Spread the word and see you there.
This month we were on site in Barbados to kick off construction with Artisan Skateparks on the Barbados Skatepark Facility. When complete this will be the first Olympic skatepark training facility in Barbados, The 60,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility includes a 13,000 sq. ft. Skatepark, restrooms, Skate shop, snack bar spectator viewing areas and lighting and located in the Olympic Centre at Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Stay tuned for updates, you can see the entire design here.
What could be better than another Pillar Artisan Skatepark in the ground, that park completing Phase II of a three-phased master plan. Salisbury has now completed two of three phases planned for the Salisbury Skatepark. We could not be more proud to be apart of this amazing project and group of individuals. After years of grant submissions and perseverance, Salisbury became home to a custom Skatepark in 2015 - but the City didn't want to create just any kind of Skatepark, they wanted a world-class, Skatepark. Designed in Phases the Salisbury Skatepark when completed will be 13,000 sq.ft. of Skatepark heaven.
Phase II now open to public!
#skateparkfunding #designbuild #ifyoubuildittheywillcome #pillarskateparks #artisanskateparks
Salisbury Skatepark has received their second round of funding through DNR and the City wasted no time moving forward with Phase II. Designed in Phases, the masterplan divided the park into three manageable sections that allowed for fundraising efforts to continue while users and local residents could enjoy a finished product.
Phase I included an 8' deep bowl with pool coping and tile, as well as a back and fourth street section. During Phase I our design team also handled all necessary stormwater management and overall cost estimating. Streamlining the design process and allowing Phase II and III to be about design aspects of the park.
Phase II will be an additional 4,500 sq. ft. The original masterplan, shows Phase II as mostly street - complimenting Phase I of the Skatepark but of course the final design will take into account the local Skaters request. A public meeting to discuss Phase II design elements is set for January 18th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the City Center Building - Atrium Area on Main Street. We encourage local skaters to attend the meeting and give their input on the design.
Phase I was completed and opened December 2015. Phase II set to be completed this summer. Phase 3 will follow, to complete the Skatepark Masterplan layout.
Skatepark hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Morganton Skatepark, Morganton, NC 540 Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Receiptent
#1 – Skateboarding is the 3rd most popular recreational activity for kids between 6 to 18 years of age. While team sports participation has consistently declined, skateboarding has millions of participants. Yet, most communities do not have a dedicated space for Skateboarders.
#2 – Skateboarding is a healthy, physical activity that anyone can enjoy. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years in the U.S, with more than one third of children and adolescents being overweight or obese.
#3 - Skateparks provide a safe and legal place for Skateboarders to practice their sport. Statistics show that the majority of deadly skateboarding accidents involve a motor vehicle. Offering diverse terrain and a quality Skatepark means less Skateboarders on your streets, at your local businesses, parking lots and sidewalks.
#4 – Skateparks can provide great revenue opportunities for their communities. A destination style Skatepark attracts skaters from all over the United States, which in turns means increase in lodging, shopping, meals as well as other local recreational activities. Remember typically, it’s not just the skater coming to the area but an entire family. Depending on the Skatepark design and size, there is also opportunity to hold events, competitions, etc. drawing even bigger crowds.
#5 – Skateparks bring communities together. They are a social gathering place offering its users the opportunity to meet with other community members with similar interests. We often see entire families at the Skatepark, some users and some just enjoying the show. It is common for young skateboarders to volunteer for Skatepark cleanup and take ownership of the space.
If your City does not have a Skatepark than we can promise you it is the Skatepark.
Skatepark of Baltimore - Phase II
We are often asked what is the difference between a Skate Spot and a Skate park, the answer is size. Below is a brief description of the different categories of Skateparks.
These Skateparks range from 1,500 to 4,000 sq. ft. and are catered to that particular client's needs.
- Backyard Skate Spot
- Skate-able Pools
This is the smallest skate-able space possible. A single structure that uses the existing site, incorporating into larger park infrastructures.
These small parks (typical 500 - 4,500 sq. ft. ) offer the ease of design and engineering while providing an area for local users to practice.
- Commonly used in conjunction with a larger skate-park, to better serve the local users
- Designed to be site specific
- Incorporation of local skate-able elements
- Use of local materials
- Quality over quantity
- Limited funding solutions
Skate spots offer a refined and creative approach to small skateparks that appeal to both skateboarders and non-skateboards alike.
Smaller sites (5,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. - equivalent of a set of tennis courts) distributed around the city to provide recreational opportunities for beginners and intermediate skill level users in the neighborhoods.
Large sites (10,000 - 20,000 sq. ft. ) which will accommodate all skill levels and more users at any given time. These sites would provide more amenities (restrooms, on-site parking, spectator areas, etc.), as they will serve more as a destination than the neighborhood park.
A single large facility (20,000 sq. ft.) that will accommodate many users at once, it could be lighted and possibly serve as a venue for competitions. Regional Parks should be centrally located and will become destination points for skaters and BMX riders throughout the nation.