Friends for Skateparks

Lexington, KY


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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Sign Up For A Volunteer “Team” Today!

Sign Up for A Volunteer Team Today!

At our “Launch Meeting” a few weeks ago we shard about the need for the community to get involved in one of the various “teams” that will help raise funds over the next few months. Didn’t make the meeting? Now worries! Below is the list of teams.  If you are interested in participating then please email Elizabeth HERE and she will notify about the the first meeting for each of these groups.

“Move Your Feet “ Campaign Team – We need a team of people committed to help spread the word about our crowd sourcing campaign (IndieGoGo) currently going on. This will involve coming up with creative ways to spread the word through social media!

Local Fundraising/Grant Team – There are numerous opportunities locally to apply for grants and involve F4SP with other existing fundraisers. We need a team of folks to find out what those are and sign us up!

Special Events and Grand Opening Team – F4SP will host a few events over the next year related to the new park and we need folks to help with the planning. Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, as well as partner with other events (Cosmic Invasion, Second Sunday, Others?) in the region where we can be visible and share the need.

Kids Involvement Team – How can we get kids to take ownership and get them to pitch in as little as a dollar to help fund the new park? Car Wash? Skate-A-Thon? This will be the question that this team will tackle and seek to create opportunities for kids to help the cause!

Letter Campaign – We are going to take the work out of sending letters to individuals and business. We are going to create and mail a letter for anyone willing to provide us with the addresses. Can you help us by providing addresses? Recruit others to provide addresses? Let us know! (Note: you can supply your own letter if you wish).
We look forward to hearing from you!  This is going to be a blast!