Crowley Lake Skate Park
Organized by: John Connolly
Chili cook-off fundraiser a success
November 29, 2016
Your support is needed!
On December 10th, 2015, the Crowley Lake Skate Park was given the green light from the Mono County Planning Commission to continue ahead as planned.
Our neighborhood is a small but close knit community in California and on the east-side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our proximity to wide open spaces and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area gives local residents the best of mountain living. However, being small and rural does not give area children a lot of options and that's why we've committed to build a skate park. Help us create opportunities for all the kids, every dollar counts!
Our two-acre parcel is owned by the county so we have the land. Currently, the property houses a modern solar powered community center, a community garden, a natural area with a small creek, transit stop, and a place holder for high-tech library. The skate park fits in appropriately and is going to be close to 10,000 square feet. Being centrally located and right next to a school bus stop is perfect for the kids.
This is a county project, but many volunteer hours have been logged and will continue even past completion. Our local board overseeing the skate park is comprised of community minded parents and skating enthusiasts.
The skate park will be professionally designed, built, and maintained with neighborhood input. For three years now we've been setting aside money and are on track to meet the projected cost of $600,000. Help us reach our goal and get this park finished by Fall of 2017.
I've been in public service (Parks and Recreation to be exact) now going on 21 years in Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Lakes is great recreation based town with 3 different skate parks. Last summer, my department partnered with Wave Rave Snowboard shop and together we taught over 115 kids (ages 2-14) in four separate camps. You can be assured that children thrive in well built skate parks. I've seen them grow by being able to challenge themselve in an outdoor environment. See for yourself.
Although I work in Mammoth, my heart lives in Crowley. This new skate park will serve many Crowley children that don't have access to the ones in Mammoth.
Thanks for your support!