Where we are

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

http://savannahskatepark.com/sponsorship-3/

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
savannahskatepark@gmail.com

 

Go Skateboarding Day

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!!

updates

We are still working on selecting a site contractor for the site grading of the skatepark, and it is on the top priority list with our engineer. This is another part of the process, but it is forward momentum. I hope that everyone enjoys their long weekend, but remember that “A day off is a day on”. Shirley Sessions told me that many moons ago.

site grading

Calling all Site Grading Contractors.  If you know of a contractor or are a contractor with site grading/earth moving experience and would like to receive a Request for Proposal for the upcoming site work at the skatepark, then send us an email at savannahskatepark@gmail.com.  Thanks everyone!!

Plans approved from the City of Savannah

Plans approved!! Next step is selecting a contractor for the site grading, then a pre-construction meeting with the city/county, then ground breaking!! Still a lot of work to do before we can break ground, but we are working diligently toward breaking ground this year. Thanks for all the support and for sticking with us!! Stay tuned!!!