For years many groups have tried to build a skatepark in the northern part of New Hanover County with no luck. Then, in 2014, the County Commissioners allocated $265,000 to build a skatepark in Ogden Park, answering the community’s call.
Skaters and BMX riders came together and formed a committee that would plan the skatepark. They put out a request for proposals for the design and eventually selected Grindline Skateparks out of Seattle, Washington. Once Grindline was selected, the committee started gathering input. The resulting design is a park that will be fun for beginners and challenging for advanced skaters, too!
Many of the pieces are in place to make this dream a reality, but the group still needs our help to build the park of their dreams. Warehouse Skateboards is supporting this project, and we encourage all our friends and fans to do the same! By donating to this worthy cause, you can be a part of the first true public/private partnership that brings this skatepark to life!
The group is currently trying to raise enough money to match the County’s contribution so they can open Phase I and Phase II together, which will take an additional $250,000. This new skatepark will make skateboarding and BMX riding accessible for thousands of people in the County. Right now the closest skatepark is more than 12 miles away, which might as well be Mars if you’re kid and don’t have your driver’s license: Skaters and BMXers are athletes and they deserve the same quality facility that we provide for soccer, tennis, football, disc golf, and more. We know how to build great parks – in the past 5 years the County has added to Smith Creek Park, expanded Castle Hayne Park, and renovated countless other County parks. Their commitment to quality shows in our facilities and we all take pride in having the best parks in the region. The community has supported the skatepark from the start. Now they need our help to make this dream a reality!
To learn more about the project, see the plans for the park, and watch an awesome video, visit their fundraising page. Be a part of something great and give your support today!
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