What is a starter skatepark?
Many communities are under the impression that you need $50,000, $100,000 or even $250,000 to get your kids skating. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Who Skates, we believe that getting the kids excited about skating is a very important part of the process of bringing a new park to your town. By providing a small area to inspire them, often using as little as 1000 square feet, the kids, community and local government can clearly see the rewards of providing a safe place to skate. No matter how small, a starter park will make fundraising, community awareness and skater participation easier for future phases.
Many cities and towns encourage starter skateparks as a way to test the waters before budgeting for a larger park... and the smaller starter park will always remain in use as an alternative option to the larger skatepark.
Where can we put a starter skatepark?
There are many site options, including repurposing old and worn parking lots, tennis or basketball courts and vitalizing small parcels of unimproved land. We’ve designed parks on reclaimed landfills, schoolyards, stump dumps, abandoned mill sites... even on solid rock.
Contact Who Skates to get a quote and get your kids skating today!