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Hance Park Conservancy's Fundraiser:

Hance Park Skatepark

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Just surpassed $6000 this afternoon - that's 1/3 of our goal!
October 26, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!  We just surpassed $6000 this afternoon on our campaign for the Hance Park Skatepark.  That's 1/3  See more

THE STORY:

The future Hance Park Skatepark is slated to be an iconic skatepark, worthy of it's place at the heart of the Phoenix Metropolitan Region. This crowdfunding campaign, led by the Hance Park Conservancy, is aimed to help build that Skatepark. Give generously, and become a part of something amazing!

 

Details: The Hance Park Master Plan, adopted by the City of Phoenix in 2014, and refined in the Phase I Schematic Design, calls for the skatepark as the first new feature to be built on the park. The skatepark will provide a safe place outdoors where area youth can hone their skating skills, as well as provide a place for families and other park visitors to watch the skateboarders perform their acrobatics. Funding to complete the $118 million Hance Park Master Plan will come from a combination of public and private sources. Operating as a partner with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, under a formal Letter of Understanding, the Hance Park Conservancy is committed to securing grant funds and other non-public monies for Hance Park redevelopment, beginning with the skatepark. Meanwhile, the City of Phoenix has programmed substantial public funds over the next three fiscal years to be supplemented with funds raised by the Conservancy, including those raised from this crowdfunding campaign, to make Hance Park a true public/private partnership. The skatepark was chosen as the first new amenity to be built on the Park, to activate the center of the Park, and to fulfill societal and safety needs. While there is a small playground on the west end of the park with slides and swings, older children and teens have no discernible place to play outdoors or feel welcome. Rather, older kids and teens often ride their skateboards along busy streets throughout Central Phoenix, where it is unsafe. The nearest skate park to downtown neighborhoods is 8.5 miles to the west, an hour-long journey involving a bus ride, followed by a 0.6 mile walk. Very few parents allow their kids to make this journey. Fundraising for the skatepark is underway. October 22nd, the Hance Park Conservancy is hosting a semi-formal picnic on the park, called “Noche en Blanco” to benefit the skatepark. This crowdfunding campaign is launching at "Noche en Blanco" The City of Phoenix plans to release a solicitation for the Master Plan Phase I design Fall of 2016, which includes the skatepark. In conjunction to skatepark development, the City-owned firehouse building nearby on the park will be redeveloped into a food and beverage space. The space under the Central Avenue bridge will be redeveloped into retail and beverage spaces. Rents from these amenities will help fund skatepark maintenance and other maintenance activities for the Park. The Hance Park Skatepark will be iconic. It will be designed with public input from the local skating community, neighboring stakeholders, and experts in the field. An experienced, highly-qualified skatepark design team will be hired for this project, and experienced skatepark builders will employ proven techniques to ensure the skatepark has a long life. The Hance Park Skatepark, including the skatepark observation space, will be become a popular spot for kids and their families. As a centrally located skatepark, it will serve as a hub for area skateboarders and a place for skateboarding competitions, drawing people from all parts of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and from out of state. Situating it close to the light rail station and adjacent to the central plaza, where the bulk of daily activity on the park will occur, insures that the Hance Park Skatepark will remain safe and easily accessible for older kids and teens who need a place to play and congregate outdoors.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,770

MONEY RAISED
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  • louise roman

    $50

  • Parley Stock

    $25

  • Ann Morton

    $50

  • Inger Erickson

    $500

  • Joseph Pritchard

    $25

  • Philip Weddle

    $100

  • Ruben Alonzo

    $100

  • Courtney & Andrew

    $50

  • Diane Haller

    $100

  • Judy Weiss

    $25

  • Alison Rainey

    $50

  • Wylie & Lauren Carhartt

    $50

  • Quinn Whissen

     

  • Stallion Child

    $10

  • This Could Be PHX

    $25

  • Elizabeth McLean

    $50

  • Elizabeth Reiter

    $25

  • Elizabeth Goff

    $100

  • Wagners

    $50

  • William Timmerman

    $100

  • David Lawrence

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jennifer Kittoe

    $50

  • Hayfa Aboukier

    $50

  • Jona Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jeffrey DeHaven

    $250

  • Luis Solis

    $100

  • Tracy Hedrick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarah Porter

    $100

  • CASH

    $10

  • Rebecca Benna

    $25

  • Lauren Henschen

    $25

  • Robert Lerma

    $100

  • Marie Jones

    $100

  • Gayle Starr

    $50

  • Laurie Collins

    $50

  • Brett Plains

    $250

  • Mozhgan Kimble

    $200

  • Martha & David Bills

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jack Moran

    $250

  • Leita Schiemann

    $100

  • Shelley cohn

     

  • Heather Sealy Lineberry

    $50

  • Karen Moncrief

     

  • Herb & Lorene Ely

    $100

  • Margaret McMahon

     

  • Chris and Catrina Kahler

    $100

  • Gramps Henderson

     

  • will bruder

    $100

  • The other Mo and Doug Towne

    $100

  • Jocelyn Nguyen

    $50

  • William F. Allison

    $50

  • Joni Cipollone

    $50

  • Brad Harper

     

  • Ed and Libby Goff

    $250

  • chloeleibowitz

     

  • Eileen Yazzie

     

  • Claudia Hartman

    $25

  • Paula West

    $100

  • Tim and Jennifer Sprague

    $500

  • Bill and Merf

    $100

  • Marie Chapple

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve and Victoria Lindley

    $250

  • Tim Gunnink

     

  • Kris Floor

    $100

  • Angela & Brian

    $100

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34% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,770 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Hance Park Conservancy

Amount Raised

$6,720

 

34% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret McMahon

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Tim Gunnink

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Austin Ford

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Angela & Brian

Angela & Brian

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kris Floor

Kris Floor

DONATION: $100

In honor of James Floor who inspired me to be a downtown advocate and as thanks to Mary Floor who grew up near Hance Park and has provided me with great stories and history to draw from. 2 years ago

Tim Gunnink

Tim Gunnink

The wedge lives on! 2 years ago

Steve and Victoria Lindley

Steve and Victoria Lindley

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In honor of all of those who have worked so hard in the journey to give us a park we can be proud of and enjoy. 2 years ago

Marie Chapple

Marie Chapple

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bill and Merf

Bill and Merf

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tim and Jennifer Sprague

Tim and Jennifer Sprague

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Paula West

Paula West

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Claudia Hartman

Claudia Hartman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago