lake havasu skatepark
Over the weekend we visited the Tinnell Memorial Sports Park in beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the First Annual CA PRO/AM Contest. Back when we designed this skate park, the city requested a park that would not only give the community an amazing and safe place to skate, but also bring tourism and help boost the local economy through events just like this.
This contest was put together by CA Productions, an event company under the CA family umbrella headed up by Jeff Jewett, which included an array of different events all wrapped up into one Spring Break Weekend. The event included Amateur Unsponsored and Sponsored contests with over 120 participants, a very properly named “Riot Race” around the flow-course section, and a “Bounty in the Bowl” contest that included a handful of very notable Amateur and Professional Skateboarders. In addition to the long list of athletes; contests sponsors, vendors, and spectators came to show their support for the event and the City of Lake Havasu throughout the weekend, making for a fun-filled and exciting time.
Ozzie at Blue Tile Obsession, tells the story of how our rad design consultant, Lance Mountain, and the Lake Havasu Skate Park “Liver-heart shaped pool” came to be.
Click here to view the story! Photo cred: MRZ & Michael Burnett
Tomorrow is a big day for the community of Lake Havasu, Arizona! The Tinnell Memorial Sports Park (1400 S. Smoketree Ave. Lake Havasu, CA 86403) will open marking it to be the second SLS Certified Skate Plaza. Locals and visitors will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to session an official SLS course alongside some of the world’s best skaters, including Shane O’Neill, Chaz Ortiz, and Manny Santiago, as well as SLS Founder Rob Dyrdek tomorrow at 10am. Below is a sneak peak of the new sports park! More images to come!
Today Joe from California Skateparks visited the Tinnell Memorial Sports Park (100 Park Avenue Lake Havasu, AZ) construction site to oversee the job progress. The Tinnell Memorial Sports park is dedicated to fallen and avid BMX rider, soldier Patrick Tinnell, and avid skateboarder, Colin. Both Patrick and Colin will have a special feature in the sports park to honor them both. Here Joe is assisting his construction team on the forming of the army helmet. Grand opening of this sports park will be on October 19th, 2013. More details coming soon!
Local Charity, Tinnell Memorial Sports Park Needs Area Support to Receive $250,000 Grant from Chase Community Giving
Area residents can make a huge impact by voting on Facebook
Lake Havasu City, AZ (September 6th – 19th 2012) – Tinnell Memorial Sports Park a non-profit working to raise the needed funds to build a new Skate/BMX facility to honor the memory of Fallen Soldier Spec. Patrick A. Tinnell, is competing with charities nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their success by simply voting for Tinnell Memorial Sports Park through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook . CA Skateparks has recently been awarded this job that is scheduled to break ground on by the end of the year.
Through the utilization of social media networks, the Chase Community Giving program has already directed more than $20 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is being continued this year, giving hundreds of additional charities, including Tinnell Memorial Sports Park the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.
The Tinnell Memorial is a community benefiting charity and through the support of our community we are raising the needed funds to build a memorial to honor Fallen Soldier US Army Spec. Patrick A. Tinnell. Every penny brings us one step closer to our goal. The funds generated from grants go directly to the construction funds.
The Fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)3 charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants.
With the support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, Tinnell Memorial Sports Park has the opportunity to get much needed resources to implement big changes!
Once this park is built it will provide a safe and creative way for many in our community to enjoy skateboarding and BMX.
How You Can Help
You can help Tinnell Memorial Sports Park receive up to $250,000 by simply visiting Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and casting your vote here.
If you have questions about Tinnell Memorial Sports Park or would like to get involved, please contact Tinnellmemorial@gmail.com or call 858-472-9193
About Tinnell Memorial Sports Park
The Tinnell Memorial Sports Park Committee’s mission is to work together with our community to raise the funds needed to build a memorial park that will honor Spec. Patrick A. Tinnell who gave the ultimate sacrifice in 2006 while on a combat mission in Iraq. The park will provide a safe and creative venue for many in the community that skateboard, BMX and Scooter. The park will also remember the young life of 14yr old Colin Sasseen, who was killed when he was hit by a car while riding his skateboard. In a collaborative effort by SITE Design Group and CA Skateparks the design of the sports park is still being finalized. CA Skateparks will be starting the construction of the park at the end of the year.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase. The program has given away over $20 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including animals & environment; education; health; military & veterans; poverty; and the arts. To learn more about the program, visit Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving.