SkatePark construction begins: May 4, 2015
Artisan Concrete with skatepark designer Brad Sidleki of Pillar Design Studios was here in early May to begin concrete construction of the skatepark at the Midtown Lot in downtown Saranac Lake. Watch for our grand opening celebrations early this summer.
2015 Matching Grant edges us closer to the funding goal.
The Cloudsplitter Foundation awarded the SkatePark a $7,500 matching grant to help us meet the $15,000 yet remaining to fund the park. Donate on line now!
SkatePark Receives Top Grant Award
Saranac Lake SkatePark received the top Grant award from the Tony Hawk Foundation in August 2013. According to their website: “The dedication of the skaters and their supporters, and the small town’s ambitious plans to create a substantial 5,000-square-foot concrete skatepark in the village center, convinced the THF Board Of Directors to cast their votes to award Saranac Lake the highest grant award of $25,000…This semester’s top project exemplifies all of the practices and characteristics we love to see in skateparks,” (www.tonyhawkfoundation.org)
Here is a link to their website http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/news/2013/08/27/tony-hawk-foundation-backs-public-skateparks-coast-to-coast/
The final design plan is seen below.
The Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee, founded in 2004, is a group of 20 adults and 30 skaters focused on the establishment and use of a safe skateboard facility within Saranac Lake, New York. The local skateboarders are primarily school age youth, with 61% of boys age 9 to 14 owning a skateboard. These skateboarders are active, involved, and have raised $60,000 in funds through bake sales, car washes, winter wreath sales, and sponsored local events. This small village and their young skaters have shown excellent local commitment.
The Skatepark Committee’s mission is to raise awareness of skateboarding as a positive sport and to provide a safe place for our youth to practice one of their favorite activities.
Village of Saranac Lake – Designated a location on Village property for the skatepark, which when complete, will be operated and maintained by the Village as a public facility.
The Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, Inc. - Manages and disperses funds for the project.
Pillar Design Studios: Brad Siedlecki - A native of Star Lake, Brad Siedlecki is known worldwide for his skateboard park designs. www.pillardesignstudios.com
SkatePark Progress update
|*Assets as of 1/31/2015||$199,621|
|**Additional Income 2015||$ 7,850|
|Estimated In-Kind Donations||$33,058|
|Total SkatePark Committee Available||$240,529|
|Net Available Funding||$190,229|
|Paid Design and Survey, preliminary expenses||$24,387|
|Saranac Lake Village||$99,923|
|SkatePark Committee Balance Required||$205,609|
|Current Cash Shortfall||