Today marks the first day that ground has been officially broken for a free public skatepark in Savannah, GA. We will be having a public meeting on Sunday (3/29) at 3:00 pm at the skatepark site in Lake Mayer. We encourage everyone who is interested in helping with the skatepark to be in attendance. We’ll see you then!
We are having an official groundbreaking with the local government officials on Thursday 3/26. We will be having a public meeting the following Sunday (3/29) at 3:00 pm at the skatepark site. We encourage all supporters and potential donors to be in attendance at the public meeting on Sunday (3/29). See you then!
We are going to have a public meeting March, and we will announce that date soon. We encourage everyone that wants this park to happen to be in attendance. We’ve come a long way and completed much of the legwork for this park to happen, but we still need your help. See you soon.
You can still donate to this project here
Moving along nicely.
We will be having another public meeting in a couple of months once the grading is complete.
We still need your help.
You can donate to this project here
This is no longer an idea. The site grading for the skatepark has started. This will be a long process, so pardon our progress. Let’s start the year off on the right foot!
We still need your help
Check out our sponsorship package http://savannahskatepark.com/…/SavannahSkateParkSponsorship… and donate now! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Ok folks, here is the deal.
We have some deadlines to meet and money to raise.
Let’s start with the deadlines.
We have until 12/19/2014 to have a pre-construction meeting on site with the site grading contractors, the city, the county, and us.
We have until 12/19/2015 to begin construction. Both of these deadlines are based on the requirements of our permits with the City of Savannah. If we do not meet these deadlines, we lose our permits.
Over the last year we have been acquiring our permits, soliciting site grading contractor, and working with Team Pain Skateparks on a material list and labor costs.
We have all of the above sorted out, and we now have a final number to raise.
That number is 375,000.
It breaks down to 130K for materials, and 245K for Team Pain’s costs. We have about 140K in the bank, but that money is allotted for site grading.
375K is a big number, but luckily we’ve never directly asked anyone for money. And that is one way we are going to raise this amount. Over the past couple months, we have been putting together a sponsorship brochure that you can download here
There are also many corporate businesses in Savannah that either offer grants or hold in-store fundraisers. We intend to fully pursue those avenues as well.
The only thing that is holding this park up is money. The land is secure. We have permits. Now we just need the capital. Three people are largely responsible for the amount of funds raised thus far. Now it’s your turn to help.
We have about a year and a half to raise this money. We’re game. Who’s with us?
- Ben, Kathryn, and Adam
Chatham County Skate Park Supporters
Thank you to everyone that attended this afternoon. I’ll be posting a synopsis of the major points of the meeting some time this week. Stay tuned!
We are going to have a public meeting Sunday, September 21st at 5:00 pm at Lake Mayer Community Park right near the roller hockey rink. Be there! Come with questions, suggestions, and motivation. Invite your friends!
Happy Go Skateboarding Day everyone!!
Skatepark Update: We are going to have a public meeting next month to discuss the next steps that need to be taken. We have some hard deadlines to meet in order for this process to keep moving forward. The plans for the park have been approved and permitted. The only holdup on groundbreaking is funding, which in all honesty is not that big of a hurdle. There are many avenues to take in securing the funding for the skatepark, and we intend to take them. Stay tuned for more details on a meeting time and location. Now go skate!!