Batesville Skatepark and Outdoor Adventure Officially Open

Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:43 AM

By City of Batesville, news release

The Batesville Skatepark and Outdoor Adventure is open every day from dawn to dusk.

(Batesville, Ind.) - The Batesville Area Skatepark Advocacy group in partnership with the City of Batesville and Batesville Parks and Recreation announced today that the Batesville Skatepark and Outdoor Adventure is completed and open to the public. After a year of planning and fundraising finally paid off for the Batesville Skatepark Advocacy group.

"The Batesville Skatepark core group including Stephanie Feller, Lisa Gausman, Laura Hollins, Ben Peters, Emily Placke, and Andrea Tepe are so excited to have this skatepark in our community! The skatepark turned out even more amazing than we could have imagined, and we are so excited for the people of our community and surrounding communities to enjoy the skatepark. This skatepark offers a safe gathering place for people of all ages and a place for creative outdoor play in a supportive community. We are so thankful for everyone who helped make this a reality!", said Amy Carpenter.

Mayor Mike Bettice said, “A new, state-of-the-art, modern skatepark will provide Batesville youth with a great opportunity to get outdoors and have fun, while also serving as a real attraction for folks from surrounding counties to travel to our community to use the skatepark. The skatepark will also allow for easy access to Liberty Park and other amenities and will be easily accessible by the trail system.”

Bart Smith, co-owner of Hunger Skateparks said, “The design for the new Batesville skatepark is around 11,000 square feet. It’s a nice combination of transition and street with an emphasis on friendly beginner flow with the potential to grow. Ask anyone regionally what they know about Batesville, and they will likely say ‘coffins’ because of the local coffinbuilding industry. Of course, that shape was included in the design in a few different places. I’m beyond excited to provide a meaningful space for people to stay active and be a part of a unique community.”

Hunger Skateparks is a skateboarder-owned and operated, full-service concrete skatepark design and build company. Their designs are innovative, balanced, and engaging for all styles and levels of skateboarding. We utilize building techniques that ensure long-lasting parks with low long-term maintenance. Our approach to park design and building involves a high level of collaboration in order to develop projects unique to the community it will serve. Hunger Skateparks’ highest aim is not to build parks that few have the ability to enjoy but to create balanced and creative parks that inspire a large audience. A successful park is a well-used park.

The skatepark advocates are master planning the area and hope to add a bike-oriented pump track, rock-climbing boulder, and music area near the park. Another example of why skatepark advocates are the absolute best.

The Batesville Skatepark and Outdoor Adventure is open every day from dawn to dusk. There will be an official ribboncutting at a later date.

More from Local News


Free Summer Meals Available to Students Across Indiana

Several Summer Food Service sites are located in southeastern Indiana.

Milan Gym Lobby Dedication Set for June 17

Players from the 1954 championship team will be there. The event is open to the public.

Local Sports Report - June 8, 2023

Area golfers competed at the IHSAA Regional on Thursday.

Rising Sun Baseball Set for Trip to Jasper for Semi-State

Community members are invited to send off the Shiners on Friday afternoon.

Batesville's Schebler to Play in North South All-Star Game

Schebler is the 9th player in Batesville history to be selected to play in the All-Star Game.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Eric Church - Heart on Fire

Forester Sisters Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes 13:27
Luke Bryan Country Man 13:23
John Michael Montgomery Be My Baby Tonight 13:21
Justin Moore Somebody Else Will 13:18