Greenwood Lake. Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce to deliver free online skate park presentation

| 16 Feb 2021 | 03:20

Next Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p, m, the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a special presentation delivered via a live Facebook stream by GWL Skatepark Corp.

In memory of Dale Hirrel, who died at age 16 from injuries sustained as a passenger in an automobile accident, GWL Skatepark Corp., a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to building a concrete skate park in the Village of Greenwood Lake.

And through grass-roots events, individual donations, merchandise sales, grants, sponsorships and an army of dedicated volunteers and supporters, GWL Skatepark Corp. recently surpassed the halfway-mark of its fund-raising goal.

Based on the national average of a cost per square foot to build a concrete skatepark, the GWL Skatepark Corp. estimate it will need for anywhere from $250,000 to $300,000 to design and produce a professional concrete flowpark.

It is currently under consideration for the skate park’s project’s grant offering, formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation, and will continue to pursue additional fundraising options until Hirrel’s dream of a skate park in Greenwood Lake is realized.

“Kids need to get out and have an activity where they can stay off the streets,” said GWL Skatepark Corp. Vice President Kurk Koziel. “It’s very important for them to have an activity place of their own.”

As part of a series of online workshops and seminars being offered by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, this unique event will be streaming live via the Chamber’s Facebook page.

The online event is free to the public and no registration is required.

Inquiries should be directed to the chamber via phone: 845-986-2720, its at Facebook Page (@WarwickValleyChamber) or by email:

- Roger Gavan