Park Costs - General Information
PARKS & WOOD PARKS
A quick fix for a city, school or church. Can be moved easily.
Starting at $3,000 and average $15,000
As little as $50,000 and up to $300,000 with the average park
being 10,000 sq.ft feet and costing around $100,000 require regular
maintenance - surfaces may be birch, skatelite or skatelite pro.
Spots are relatively new. These can be anywhere from 2500 sq ft
to over 10,000 sq ft. they do not have transition or bowls and
duplicate "spots" that skaters and bikers would find in their
city. Costs are averaging $24 a sq ft.
Concrete starting as low as $24 sq. ft. average $35 sq. ft. depending
on excavation, grading, drainage, irrigation, water table etc.
You must work with a qualified designer / builder if you build
a concrete park. It is written in stone and many cities have wasted
hundreds of thousands of dollars on poorly designed and built
parks. If you park is unstaffed the builder should design for
all users because all users will use it no matter what you post.
Most qualified builders are doing this anyway but make sure to
verify. If they say the can't build for all users then talk to
a builder who can. We can refer you to someone who can.
We are against banning skating. Skating is a great source of exercise
in a country of overweight people. This is an affordable means
of transportation for millions of youth. Skating is relatively
safe and does not pollute the environment. It is fun too!
Skaters should not be ticketed for skating! It is not a crime.
Ticketing skaters is nothing more than harassment by the police
and should not be tolerated. Many cities have forgiven all skaters
tickets and stopped the police from issuing more. Police should
spend their time fighting real crime not raising revenue for the
city. Many police refuse to write tickets for skateboarding and
have actually stepped up to help the kids get skateparks. All
tickets should be fought by the skater - see our sight under tickets.
No 10-12 year old deserves a warrant out for his/her arrest for
Many cities require skaters to raise the funds to build their
skatepark. The kids have been very successful but unless the city
required the tennis players, swimmers, soccer players, little
league, toddlers etc. to raise funds for their facilities then
you have a civil rights issue.
You may be able to get either COKE or PEPSI to donate funds to
your park, but there is no national program. You need to contact
your local bottling plant for information and in exchange offer
exclusive vending machine rights. You may also be able to get
your local grocery chain and other stores to donate through SCRIPT.
a program where supporters agree to shop at certain stores and
the stores in turn donate 5%-10% of customers sales to the project.
It does not cost the consumer anything. You will need to be non
profit for this so you might want to do it through your schools
or local churches.
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