Friday, June 30, 2017

The Chico Skatepark Expansion is HAPPENING!
Our non-profit, Chico Skatepark Solutions, has raised $80,000 to date! Chico Area Recreation Department (CARD) has already invested $65,000 for the prelim plans, detailed blue prints, and permits.  CARD recently committed another $200,000 to see the expansion happen.  
THANK YOU to all of you who have attended Sierra Nevada Big Room Fundraisers, bought clothes at our Lulu's Outlet Sale, bought Fix Chico Skatepark shirts or Klean Kanteens, bought Burrittos or Pizza at our fundraisers....Thank you to our 100+ volunteers over the past two years, to all of you who attended board meetings, and to our amazing donors who believe in making Chico a great place to skate.  The Chico Skatepark Solutions committee has been AMAZING and together we MADE THIS HAPPEN!

Next Steps:  Chico Skatepark Solutions will be holding a two day Lulu's Outlet Sale in late September.  Money from that fundraiser will potentially be utilized for:  Grand Opening, Clean Up at the Current Park (graffiti, lights, etc), getting serious about building at DeGarmo, and talking with EBHB about a skatepark being part of their master plan!  Chico Skatepark Solutions Board will ultimately make the decisions on these possible directions.  

For now we will celebrate this great skateboarding accomplishment.  Chico is going to be a place to come to skate!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bidwell Park and Playground Commission Meeting

The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting in April was a bit disappointing, but not a total loss....  The commission had an opportunity to do the right thing for the skateboard community and the city and they missed it.  The Chico Skatepark is NOT a neighborhood park, it is a COMMUNITY PARK.  It is the ONLY skatepark for Chico's 100,000 people, meaning the community uses it, not just a neighborhood.  All that was asked of the commission was to make the park designation change to a Community Park, allowing us to go to the city council and request Community Park Funds, but they instead asked us to wait for the new NEXUS Study.

On a positive note, we had 80-90 people from the community out to support the skatepark with beautifully made signs.  Check out this clip:

Ann Willmann (CARD GM) and Jan Sneed (CARD Board Member) both approached us after the meeting with a positive message:  We are moving forward with the skatepark!  Our next meeting takes place at the CARD Vallombrosa Ave facility on May 18th @7PM.  In this meeting we hope to hear clearly the plan of action as we continue to aim for the skatepark expansion to be breaking ground by August.  CARD has discussed paying for the remainder of the skatepark expansion with an agreement from the city that once the NEXUS Study takes place and we can access the Community Park fund, CARD would be reimbursed. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Come to the Lulu's Outlet Sale

Lulu's is teaming up with Chico Skatepark Solutions for a LULU's OUTLET SALE 
When: April 9th, 2017 from 9AM TO 5PM
Where: CARD Center 

This will be an awesome event!
Parking is a concern.  It is strongly encouraged to ride bicycles!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Second Annual Sierra Big Room Fundraiser a Huge Success

On Febraury 11th Chico Skatepark Solutions held our second annual Sierra Nevada BIG ROOM Skatepark Fundraiser! This event raised over $20,000 for the skatepark. Chico Skatepark Solutions has held 9 fundraisers over the past two years and has raised $80,000. CARD is on board with us and we believe we will be building the skatepark expansion by the end of this summer! Thank you to all who attended or contributed to this awesome event. We will be holding the next on on February 24th, 2018!