Warwick. Updates from the Warwick Skatepark Initiative Committee

09 Sep 2020 | 12:56

The Warwick Skatepark Initiative Committee has been keeping busy during the COVID quarantine time.

The committee members have been meeting remotely and continue to focus on their fundraising program.

Warwick Skatepark Initiative has been accepted to work under the fiscal sponsorship of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

“This was a great step in the right direction,” Committee President Pat Tyler said. “Now WSI will benefit from the same CFOS expertise, guidance and support as other local community charitable organizations such as Playground Dreams.”

The committee also has selected a new location for the state-of-the-art new skatepark has been approved by the Warwick Village Board. It will still be located in Veterans Memorial Park; however, the new site is between the Little League fields and the library and access is the path that connects the two. This site was chosen for its close proximity to parking, restrooms and concession facility.

The new Warwick Skatepark will contain a concrete bowl, a staircase with a flatbar and ledges on both sides, a quarterpipe, long C-shaped ledge and a large manual pad.

“This is an upgrade over the current skatepark,” Tyler said, “and will provide a more exciting, challenging and improved facility for children, teens and adults who enjoy the sport of skateboarding, biking and scooting.”

The cost is $300,000. Individuals, families and businesses are invited to purchase T-shirts and personalized brick pavers.

Visit twww.warwickskatepark.com for information on how to order items. Donations to the Warwick Skatepark are tax deductible and can be made to through CFOS at: https://cfosny.org/our-funds/fiscal-sponsorships/warwick-skatepark-initiative. A tax receipt will be emailed to you within minutes of your donation.

Upon completion of the skatepark, Warwick Skatepark Initiative will gift it to the Village of Warwick who will assume ownership and maintenance.