Ann Arbor Skatepark Fund
The Ann Arbor Skatepark Fund supports the construction of a free public skatepark where Ann Arbor's skaters can safely and responsibly practice their sport.
Although Ann Arbor is designated as one of Michigan's "Cool Cities", skateboarding and in-line skating are banned downtown and on U of M's campus, and are largely discouraged on most private property. For skateboarding enthusiasts, the closest skatepark is 25 minutes away in Brighton.
For more than four years, members of the Ann Arbor Skatepark Action Committee (AASAC) have been working with the City of Ann Abor to build a free public skatepark in Arbor, where skate boarders can safely and responsibly practice their sport.
The City of Ann Arbor has officially agreed to dedicate land at Veterans Memorial Park for a 30,000 square foot skatepark. It is estimated that building a skatepark - one that will include a street skating area with stairs, curbs, walls and embankments along with a bowl and lights - will cost close to $1 million.
It is AASAC's responsibility to raise private funds to build and maintain the park.
Click here to learn more about the Ann Arbor Skatepark.
Click here to make a gift to the Ann Arbor Skatepark Endowment Fund.