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New Skateboard Park

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New skateboard park in Rainier Beach gaining steam

Design preview Wednesday July 20 at Rainier Beach Community Center

Rainier Beach-based CHAMPS Resource and Service Center has been thinking about and collecting input on a new skateboard park for more than four years. The park, advocates say, will attract area youth and provide a safe space for them to meet.

A community project moving forward

CHAMPS is now partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation and Parents for Skateparks to bring the Rainier Beach Skateboard Park dream fruition. The three groups are inviting the community to participate in design conversations Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rainier Beach Community Center.

Participants will have an opportunity review a schematic plan developed from ideas that community brought forward. They will also have a chance to talk with the park design team and get a tour of the future skatepark area. The skateboard park is being designed for installation at Rainier Beach Playfield.

An integrated design

The design will naturally integrate skateboarding into the surrounding landscape. It will feature a mix of street and transition-style terrain. It will also include elements for all age groups and ability levels. Planners hope it will draw and challenge both beginners and experienced users.

While feasibility and design phases have been funded by the Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Match Fund, the community-driven project still needs construction funding.

For additional information please visit the Seattle Parks skatepark page or contact Pam Kliment at

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