Budget is often the largest factor when deciding on the size of a Skatepark. When funds are tight, we recommend phasing the project. Designing into Phases offers flexibility during the build process as well as provides a usable facility while fundraising efforts continue. When considering the overall Skatepark design, the Skatepark designer will design the Skatepark into sections. With Phase one being budget friendly, while serving the need for the local users. The Skatepark can then be open and operational, while your committee or municipality continues to fundraise for the additional phases. This method also aids the fundraising process, as the community, business owners, etc. see the success of the Skatepark and are more willing to donate towards future Phases.
People are often leery of designing the Skatepark in Phases as, what is the guarantee the second phase will be built. Well, there is no guarantee the second or third phase will be built, there are many benefits to this approach. The key is to stay involved and continue to keep the project at the forefront until all phases have been completed. Below are two Pillar Skatepark projects that have recently decided to move forward with the second phase.
Cherokee Skatepark located in Cherokee, NC
Phase 1 was just completed in 2011 and the overwhelming support and use of the Skatepark has convinced Council to add Phase 2. Phase 2 was designed for beginners, this area of the park will help introduce the first time skateboarders and bikers to the sport. This new section is an additional 2,000 sq. ft. and is completely separate from the existing 13,000 sq.ft. Skatepark. The elements consist of a 3’ half pipe, flat bar and ledge.
Peach Bowl located in Westmoreland, PA
Since Phase I was a street oriented park, the County has now decided to move forward with Phase 2. Which will provide a place for transitional skaters to practice their sport. Phase II construction consists of an additional 7,000 sq. ft. The Skatepark design includes a snake run that ranges in depths from 2’to 4’ with rolled edges and steel coping and a combi bowl that ranges indepths from 5’ to 9’ with both steel and pool coping throughout.
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