Ann Arbor Skatepark Endowment Fund
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The Ann Arbor Skatepark - a new world-class skatepark at Ann Arbor's Veterans Memorial Park - officially opened June 21, 2014 to rave reviews and an enthusiastic audience of supporters, community members, and skateboard enthusiasts. The state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot park includes a series of curbs, walls and embankments along with a bowl and lights.
For years, the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark have been working to make a Skatepark in Ann Arbor, where skate boarders can safely and responsibly practice their sport, a reality. Generous community wide support - land dedicated from the City of Ann Arbor, grants from a number of foundations, and funds raised from private donations - made it possible to design and build a world-class park.
Intended from the beginning as a community resource where anyone can skate, the Skatepark is free and open to the public.
To help ensure the Skatepark's future maintenance, 10% of private gifts raised to build the park were used to establish a permanent endowment. Established in 2008, this endowed fund will provide a permanent source of support for the Ann Arbor Skatepark's continued maintenance, upkeep, and any future improvements and upgrades.
To learn more about the Ann Arbor Skatepark.