Friends for Skateparks

Lexington, KY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What: Dreamland Skateparks requests more community feedback
When: From now until 5:00 PM, May 13, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth Chatterton, friendsforskateparks@gmail.com

Leave your mark on the new skatepark

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (May 7, 2014)

Dreamland Skateparks returned to Lexington to begin the second phase of open community feedback on the design of Berry Hill Skatepark coinciding with the launch of the Move Your Feet fundraising campaign.

At a public meeting on May 6, 2014 hosted by Lexington’s Parks and Recreation and Friends for Skateparks, Dreamland Co-owner Danyel Scott and Assitant Designer and Concrete Specialist Burke Morris presented two different draft design-concepts for Berry Hill Skatepark to the public and listened to feedback from the community during the hour-and-a-half meeting.  The Oregon-based design firm will use the feedback they receive from the public input process to develop the final design for Lexington’s next skatepark.

Morris, a Lexington native, walked the attendees through each of the proposed concepts and discussed the dozens of elements and options being proposed.

“I am really excited about all the design input we received tonight.  We got a lot of ideas and feedback,” said Morris following the meeting.  “We’ll make adjustments based on the input we receive. Lexington is going to get an amazing new skatepark.

The public input period will remain open until 5:00 PM on May 13, 2014.  All community members are encouraged to send their feedback and suggestions responding to the two draft design concepts by directly emailing Dreamland at berryhilldream@gmail.com.  You can check out Dreamland’s design concepts here.

Lexington’s next skatepark will be located at Berry Hill Park on Buckhorn Drive.  The site will feature a new walking trail and is also home to a state-of-the-art playground, basketball and tennis courts and adjacent to the Squires Hill Road bike trail.  Formerly located at this park was the Berry Hill Pool, permanently closed and removed in 2012.

Currently more than $585,000 has been allocated towards the Berry Hill Skatepark project.  Friends for Skateparks, a local non-profit has set a goal to raise additional funds and make Lexington home to a $1 million skatepark through the Move Your Feet Indigogo campaign.

Friends for Skateparks is also accepting public participation in meeting their fundraising goals. If you are interested in being more active in building Lexington’s next skatepark come to either of these meetings:

Special Events and Grand Opening Team 
May 19 @ 6:30 PM
Puccinis Smiling Teeth
833 Chevy Chase Place

Youth Engagement & Fundraising Team
May 24 @ 9:00 AM
Good Foods Market & Cafe
455 Southland Dr

You can check out the Friends for Skateparks facebook page for additional information.  If you have questions, please email friendsforskateparks@gmail.com

Author: gduerson

Husband. Dad of 5. Simple Church Alliance Director. Skater. UK fan. Famous Rapper.

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