Friends for Skateparks

Lexington, KY

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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!


Official Update On Berry Hill Skate Park from Councilman Myers


Just released from Councilman Myers office:

November 1, 2013

Dear Lexington Park and Skating Community Supporters:

I am very excited to announce the process to build Lexington’s next skatepark and revitalize Berry Hill Park has begun!  Even more exciting, the city of Lexington is committed to a process that will give skaters and the community alike a key role in steering the skatepark’s final design.

Many thanks to Lexington’s Urban County Council and Mayor Jim Gray for catching the vision and budgeting $500,000 towards Lexington’s new destination skatepark. As you may know we are currently working to expand this project into a $1 million skatepark through private donations and we are asking for your help in this endeavor.  Additionally the Council has approved an additional $80,000 to add a new walking trail in the park.

We are in the beginning stages of hiring a qualified consultant and are currently advertising a request for proposals (RFP).  While each consultant will propose their own methodology, we are looking for an expert that is not only skilled at designing and building skateparks but also at incorporating a robust community-involved plan in to the process.

While the timeline for construction should be determined by the consultant that is selected and the process they propose for building the skatepark, we anticipate construction to begin in the summer of 2014 with substantial completion by the end of 2014. Once a contract has been awarded to a consultant they will provide a schedule of all major project milestones and outline plans to work directly with our community in developing the skatepark’s design.

The proposals submitted by the design firms will respond to a list of project goals in the RFP.  These goals to name just a few include:

  • a consultant that will work with the community to design and develop a park that addresses the needs of beginner through experienced skaters and bikers;
  • a variety of both transition style skate features as well as street elements;
  • the design and construction of a first-class unique destination skatepark that creates an economic benefit to the community at-large;
  • a portion of the park should be designed so it is ADA accessible; and
  • the design shall take into account long-term maintenance and sustainability.

I hope you are as excited by this news as I am.  It is also my hope that in the coming months our community will recognize the economic and health benefits this project is going to provide for the citizens of Lexington and will come  together to make this project even bigger and more awesome than it already promises.  We would like to see this project become a $1 million skatepark through private donations.  For more information about how you can get involved to help us achieve this goal please contact Elizabeth Chatterton ( or (859)258-3220).  You can also make a tax-deductible donation at

We are looking forward to working with you to build a world-class skatepark in Lexington, Kentucky.


George G. Myers

See PDF of the release HERE.