Friends for Skateparks

Lexington, KY

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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

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Skatepark Design Meeting With Dreamland! BE THERE!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.,
Lexington Public Library (Central Branch), Farish Theater, 140 E. Main Street, 40507

OK folks…  This is it.  There has been a lot of discussion over the last few years about they kind of skatepark Lexington needs.  Anytime the new park is discussed, it seems everyone has great ideas about what type of elements the new park should have and now the time has finally come for your ideas to be shared with the guys who are going to build the park!  This thing is about to get moving fast so time is of the essence!  Below is the Press Release for the design meeting!  Please do your part in getting the word out and getting the skate community out for this forum!  Please Share and Tweet out this page!!!



Calling All Lexingtonians: Public Input Needed for New Berry Hill Skatepark

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (March 26, 2014) – Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, all community members are asked to take part in the unique opportunity to share their best design ideas for a new skatepark at Berry Hill.  A public input meeting is scheduled for next month.

Date, time, and location are listed below:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.,
Lexington Public Library (Central Branch), Farish Theater, 140 E. Main Street, 40507

Representatives from Dreamland Skateparks, an Oregon design firm heading up the project, will fly to Lexington for the meeting.  They are asking members of the public to come loaded with ideas about what they want to see in their next skatepark.

Friends for Skateparks, a non-profit organization, has collaborated with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and Parks and Recreation to make the Berry Hill Skatepark a reality.

Eighth District Councilman George Myers has been a leading advocate of the project.

“This is a rare and exciting chance for the community to lend a hand in the design process of a world-class skatepark that is sure to draw skaters to Lexington from far and wide,” said Myers.  “Don’t let the opportunity to share your ideas pass you by.”

An email forum will also be made available by Dreamland during the design input process allowing comments, questions, or concerns to be submitted by the public. A second community meeting with Dreamland will follow the initial public input period. Further details will be disclosed at a later date

Friends for Skateparks President Gavin Duerson encouraged the community to participate in the public meeting.

“This is one of the most exciting parts of the process as we, the action sports community, get to have direct input into the exact elements we want present in our new park,” said Duerson. “That is the purpose of this meeting and we hope everyone who is excited about our state’s newest skatepark can be present and join us in the creative process.”

For more information on the Berry Hill Skatepark project go to