Des Moines Regional Skatepark Design “Sneak Peek”
Skateboarders from beginner to pro will have a safe place to skate as part of an AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) led effort to build one of the largest skateparks in the United States along the West bank of the Des Moines River. A “sneak peek” of the plan design will be revealed at 1:00 p.m. March 31, 2012 at Subsect Skate Shop, 309 E. Walnut in the East Village.
“This will put Greater Des Moines on the national map for this growing sport. In addition to providing a new recreational resource, the Des Moines Regional Skatepark is expected to become a key venue for regional and national skateboarding exhibitions and competitions, as well as a tourist attraction,” said Jan Hill, skateboard parent and Des Moines Regional Skatepark Steering Committee chair.
Phase one for Des Moines Regional Skatepark is set to begin late 2012. The park will be located east of Wells Fargo Arena, on the west bank of the Des Moines River, north of the pedestrian bridge connecting to the Riverwalk Trail. The 65,000 square-foot project will be one of the largest skate parks in the United States.
Pro skateboarder’s Lance Mountain and Colby Carter of California Skateparks are involved in the design of the park. California Skateparks is the leader in the industry and produces the highest quality concrete skate parks while utilizing innovative state of the art construction methods and techniques.
The Des Moines Regional Skateboard Steering Committee was formed almost eight years ago through AMOS, and is comprised of youth and adult skateboarders, community members, and representatives from Des Moines Parks and Recreation. In conjunction with national Go Skateboarding Day, the Committee is planning a fundraising “kick-off event” showcasing the final plan design of the park on June 21, 2012.
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