The fundraising goal must be met by July 7 to ensure a matching grant.
(Batesville, Ind.) – Batesville residents could soon have a new skatepark, if a crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal.
The Batesville Area Skatepark Advocacy is partnering with the City of Batesville and Batesville Parks and Recreation to bring a 10,000-square-foot skatepark to the community.
Before the skatepark comes to fruition, a fundraising goal of $50,000 must be reached by July 7 to receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program.
To date, $15,039 has been raised toward the $50,000 fundraising goal.
“This skatepark will provide a new, safe entertainment venue for both youth and families to enjoy,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “We are pleased to partner with Batesville Parks and Recreation to increase physical activity and provide more opportunities to promote health and wellness.”
Plans are to develop the skatepark at The Plex at Liberty Park. The skatepark will be designed by Hunter Skateparks.
"The Batesville community has been lobbying for a community skatepark since the 1980s. Building this park now addresses many current community issues such as physical inactivity, teen depression, a need to attract tourists and retain young families to our community," said Amy Glaser-Carpenter, organizer. "In order to build this park, Batesville Area Skatepark Advocacy is partnering with the City of Batesville, and Batesville Parks and Recreation. The mission and purpose of the Batesville Skatepark Project is to encourage physical activity and creative outdoor play by offering a cost free opportunity within our community for people of all ages and skill levels."
Those interested in donating to the crowdfunding campaign, visit Projects | Batesville Skatepark | Patronicity.