Woodburn is planning a 10,000 sf skate park at Settlemier Park.
The park is
located at 400 S. Settlemier Avenue. The Woodburn Skate Park Committee has
assembled a funding package of about $85,000 and is seeking funding support form the
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. If that grant application is successful,
the City will begin construction next spring.
The Skate Park Committee's fund raising campaign includes a drawing
equipment, commemorative brick sales, a Swim Party and donations made for helping at
local events and festivals.
Check out our Web site at http://www.ci.woodburn.or.us/parks/index.htm
Recreation & Parks Director
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Parks and Recreation
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>Woodburn committee hopes to build skate park
>The city has set aside $50,000 for seed money. Additional funds and
>volunteers are being sought.
>April 2 - 11:23 AM
>WOODBURN - A skate park may be in the city's future. A local committee of
>youth and adults has been put together, and members intend to raise money
>and assist with design for the project.
>During the city's mid-year financial review, the city's budget committee
>and city council set aside $50,000 as seed money for the project. The
>Woodburn Skate Park Committee has stepped forward to raise money and to
>seek volunteers and donations for the project.
>The committee also will assist the city in securing grants to fund for the
>According to Randy Westrick, director of recreation and parks, the group is
>facing a significant challenge. "We want to build a 10,000-square-foot
>facility and that could cost as much as $250,000 in cash and donated labor
>and materials," he said. "This group is extremely motivated and I expect
>them to rise to the challenge."
>Woodburn High School freshman Evan Thomas heads the Woodburn Skate Park
>Committee. Nearly 20 other young people and about a half dozen adults make
>up the group that is just now formulating plans for fund-raising. The group
>also will work with a skate park consultant to select a location and to
>develop a specific design for the park. The city is conducting a search for
>design consulting team for the skate park.
>The committee's upcoming schedule includes meetings on April 12 and 26, May
>10 and 24 and June 7 and 21. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Woodburn
>Community Center Fireside Room, 491 N. Third St. Anyone with ideas about
>fund-raising and securing donations of labor and materials is encouraged to
>attend. More information is available through the Woodburn Recreation and
>Parks Department at (503) 982-5265.