Friday, April 29, 2016

Where We Are in the Skatepark Expansion Process

WHERE WE ARE: CARD initially approved $20,000 to move forward with Grindline Skateparks, who has created the drawings for our expansion. CARD then approved $65,000 that will get us through all of the permits, constructions designs, and PRE-building expenses. From there, the park will likely cost another $200,000. CARD will be asking the city to help with these funds, using New Parks Money. That money is being earmarked for other projects including the swim facilities and more, but our request is minuscule in comparison. WHEN the city is asked to help with these costs, it will be imperative that we show up in MASS numbers with signs and skateboards.... 100+ would be GREAT. 300 would be even better!

OUR WORK: Chico Skatepark Solutions has raised $80,000 with nine fundraisers....two Big Room Events, Fix Chico Skatepark Shirts, Skate Comp, Woodstock, Chipotle, shirts sold by, Klean Kanteen, and the Lulu's Outlet Sale!

Meetings: We will continue to attend EVERY CARD meeting on the third Thursday of the month. Please be part of this 1X per month (15 minute) commitment if you are at all able to do so. We will also meet at Woodstocks 1X per month for 60 minutes beginning in September. These meetings will primarily focus on fundraising and the Big Room event, but will also be for communication and brainstorming as we move forward. If you have anyone who may be interested in helping us expand the park, PLEASE bring them in. We need the help.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far by attending events, donations, attending CARD meetings, or just keeping the door open. This is happening

Monday, April 4, 2016

Grindline Meeting

This Wednesday, April 6th, at 6:30 PM, GRINDLINE SKATEPARKS will be meeting with the community to get input for the Humboldt Avenue Skatepark expansion.  Please attend this meeting if you are interested!  It will be located at the Dorothy Johnson Center at 775 E 16th Street.