Town of Sweden scores skatepark grant

The Town of Sweden has been awarded funding to construct a new skatepark at the Sweden Town Park on Redman Road. The existing skatepark, installed in the early 2000s, is nearing the end of its useful life. Repairing it has become costly and impractical.

The grant will allow the town to install a modern-style skatepark which has pre-formed and poured-in-place concrete features instead of wood frame ramps. Sweden is actively working with skatepark users to design a facility with features that participants want. The skatepark will be accessible to a variety of riders – skateboards, BMX bikes, and scooters.

The grant from The Skatepark Project is a matching grant – up to $250,000. In addition, the town was awarded $50,000 for including an environmentally friendly drainage system.

The Sweden Community Foundation is assisting the town in the fundraising component of the project. Tax deductible donations may be made to the Foundation and mailed to 18 State Street Brockport. A GOFUNDME page has also been set-up at Sweden, NY Skatepark Fund.

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