Current and future users of Vail’s skatepark are invited to take part in an upcoming workshop to help shape the design of a new permanent facility for Vail. The workshop will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.
Sponsored by the Town of Vail and Vail Recreation District, the workshop will be facilitated by representatives from California Skateparks, one of the world’s premier skatepark builders. The company 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.
Following the design process, plans will be presented to the Vail Town Council in June for review. If approved by the Town Council, construction could potentially take place in the fall. In the interim, skaters will use the temporary skatepark which is being reinstalled for the season and will be ready for use on or before May 22, depending on the weather. For more information about the upcoming 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