Based on input from an earlier workshop, current and future users of Vail’s skatepark are invited to a follow up session this week to review updated design concepts for a new permanent facility. The presentation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.
California Skateparks, one of the world’s premier skatepark builders, has been hired by the town to prepare a skatepark design that would utilize the unused space between the two parking decks at the Lionshead parking structure. A seasonal skatepark has been in use nearby since 2007 and is nearing the end of its useful life.
During an earlier workshop on May 13, about 25 skaters took part in a brainstorming session to share their ideas about a future park which has served as a catalyst for the concepts that will be presented on Wednesday. From there, additional refinements will be made to prepare for a presentation to the Vail Town Council in June.
If the design is approved by the Town Council, construction could potentially take place in the fall. In the interim, skaters will use the temporary skatepark which has been reinstalled for the season.
For more information about Wednesday’s workshop, contact Todd Oppenheimer, the town’s capital project’s manager, at 970-479-2161 or visit the project website at vailskatepark.com.
Contact: Todd Oppenheimer, 970-479-2161
Capital Projects Manager