LIBERTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP wrote -
Funds raised will go to the ultimate goal of building a public skate park for the youth of Liberty, NY to enjoy in order to give them something to do in an adult oriented community. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through crowdrise towards the completion of the Liberty Skate Park which is set to be finished in the spring of 2013.
Team Skate is a community youth organization dedicated to the improvement of recreational opportunities for the youth of Liberty, NY. We first began meeting in 2004 when several students began a campaign for a project to build a public skate park for the young people to visit, enjoy, and become a part of as we continue to maintain and expand. To date we’ve raised over $110,000 by writing grant proposals, receiving funds from local philanthropists, and hosting several events with the help of the youth in our community such as coin drops, community yard sales, raffles, and our most successful event; the Battle of the Bands. After several years of diligent fund raising we are now ready and will begin building as soon as spring thaw hits in 2013!!
Local Support and Status of Preparedness:
This project is something that the community wants and needs. Currently we've received approval from the Town and Village authorities and they've accented to the use of the public property.
Engineers have approved the property for construction and Pillar Design inc. has developed a design proposal and construction plans.
Meetings are held at the Liberty CDC where community youth have an opportunity to give input on designs and brainstorm on fundraising projects.
We have negotiated with the Town of Liberty Parks & Recreation Department that they will take the park under their management once it is built and in use.
As we work with local construction companies to acquire gifts in kind to reduce costs we still need to raise funds to achieve our goal!!