Friends for Skateparks

Lexington, KY

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Pictures of Flow Bowl Progress!

Check out these pictures of park progress!  Took them from inside the flow bowl.  Props to Dreamland for being cool with me shooting them.  Somethings to note… It looks like the flow bowl will actually have a double waterfall with the left side (side closest to old pool house) being a bit more shallow than the right side.  Deep end is…. deep!  Some really cool things to check out here.  Tomorrow I’ll have some updated pictures of the snake run.  Enjoy!

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NEWS! Construction Begins!

It’s all happening now!  Construction is underway!  Check out this article from the Lexington Herald Leader today and be on the lookout tonight for a news story on Channel 36!

Pics from this morning:

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Pics from yesterday’s ground breaking event

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Make sure you like us on Facebook as there will be lots of pics and mini updates posted there throughout the process!  Super pumped!

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Big Berry Hill Skatepark Update!

Big Berry Hill Skatepark Update!  (Please Share!)

Hello Friends!

We have some exciting news to fill you in on. Below you will see the updated design of the new park at Berry Hill. Construction is set to begin this month! The park, pictured below, has a budget of $600,000. The City of Lexington has committed $575,000 toward the new park. Thanks to partners like you, today Friends for Skateparks donated $17,530 from our fundraising efforts to the city of Lexington for the Berry Hill Skatepark project! A BIG thanks to all who have helped so far!!!!

However, the $600,000 being spent on the skatepark does not include much needed site amenities improvements such as landscaping, lighting, benches, fountains and signage to name a few.  We are also hoping our fundraising efforts will be successful enough to add an additional phase to the park!  The site work that is needed will cost around $35,000 and the additional phase will likely cost between $80,000-$90,000 – which we can help raise with cash and gift-in-kind donations.

Now is the time!  If you or a business you know would like to help us reach our goal we have a number of opportunities to provide you with special recognition for supporting Lexington ’s next world-class skatepark.  You can help today by purchasing a Brick (2×4, $250 or 4×4, $500) with an engraving of your choice that will be featured in the park!

We also have two very specific items that could really help reduce the overall cost of this project:

* 5 bedroom home? – Do you or someone you know have a 5 bedroom house near Lexington available from January through March (the completion of the park) that they could offer to workers coming in for the project?

* Wood? – Contact us to see a specific list of lumber needed for the project.   Businesses can donate lumber and receive tax incentives.

We also are approaching local companies regarding donated and discounted machinery, concrete, landscaping, and other supplies. If you own or know someone who owns businesses that sell these items and would like to help, please let us know.

Stay tuned…more coming soon!

Please Note:  There could be minor changes made to the design, but this will be the general footprint. Click Image To Enlarge!

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Park Update / Brick Building Lunch – October 30

Hello Friends,

While its a slow process, things are moving forward with the new skatepark. Due to some delays (which I hear are normal for projects of this scale) the ground breaking date has been pushed back to the beginning of the year with the grand opening sometime in the spring. More details to follow.

Meanwhile, this gives us more time to work on securing the funding we need to make this park as big and bad as possible!

Right now we have just over $587,000 and we are making a push to get to $600,000 through selling brick sponsorships.

On Thursday October 30th, from 11:30 to 1:30, Friends for Skateparks would like to invite anyone interested in helping us approach local businesses concerning purchasing a brick for the Berryhill Skatepark to join us for a working lunch.

The lunch will be held in the community room at First Southern National Bank, 3060 Harrodsburg Road. (park in the back of the lot and come up the stairs to the second floor).  We will provide sandwiches, chips, and drinks.

At this lunch we will be entering buisness names into spreadsheets, calling businesses to acquire names of the correct contact at the business, and addressing envelopes. We also will divide the businesses up among those of us there for a follow-up phone calls.

Any work you can do (acquiring names and addresses as well as the appropriate contact at the buisness) prior to coming will be helpful. Please stop by for some or all of this time and help us with our Brick Campaign for the park!

If you plan to come, please rsvp with friendsforskateparks@gmail.com

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