Awaiting the final bid from the Dreamland skate park design firm in Portland, Oregon, the Carpinteria Skate Foundation is holding a “Buy-A-Brick” fundraiser, in which supporters can purchase a brick with a personal message inscribed that will be incorporated into the final design of the park. A 4” x 8” brick (three lines of text, 20 characters per line) costs $50, and an 8” x 8” brick (six lines of text, 20 characters per line) costs $100.
The park has been approved by the City of Carpinteria and recently passed the last hurdle of clearance from the California Coastal Commission. When complete, the park will comprise 30,000 square feet, including about 20,000 square feet of skateboarding terrain. Nighttime lighting will enable evening skateboarding, and a stage with electrical outlets and zoning allowances for amplified music performances will be incorporated into the design. Dreamland has designed skate parks internationally for the past 30 years, and plans for the Carpinteria park include features for beginner- to pro-level skaters.
With $450,000 already raised, Carpinteria Skate Foundation estimates a final cost of between $800,000 and $1 million to build the park, with a yet-to-be-determined amount shouldered by the city for amenities like picnic tables, BBQ areas and landscaping.
Visit carpskatepark.org for information and to purchase a brick.