Dreamland Skateparks Asking Community for Help

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Dreamland Skateparks is asking the community for input on design features for Lexington’s next skatepark. In a public meeting held on April 6, Dreamland co-owner Danyel Scott presented various skatepark elements and features to dozens of local skaters and skatepark supporters. Each person in attendance was asked to write down the top 10 design elements they would like to see in the park’s final design. Dreamland, an Oregon-based skatepark design and build company, will return to Lexington next month to present their top two design concepts for the park based on the feedback they have received from the public.

“We feel great about all of the positive, energetic community members that came out for the meeting,” said Scott. “We received some amazing input and look forward to transforming that into the conceptual designs.”

The next public design meeting date, time, and location are listed below:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m., 
Lexington Public Library (Central Branch), Farish Theater, 140 E. Main Street, 40507.

Dreamland extended the public input process for design until midnight, April 16. The public was encouraged to send all ideas, design input, pictures, comments or questions directly to Dreamland by emailing berryhilldream@gmail.com.

Currently, $500,000 has been set aside for the Berry Hill Skatepark, located on Buckhorn Drive. Friends for Skateparks, a local non-profit, has set a goal to raise an additional half-million dollars to make Lexington home to a $1 million skatepark.

The non-profit group will be hosting a community meeting on April 24, 7:00 pm at Woodland Park to discuss how people can get involved and support this project.

Friends for Skateparks president Gavin Duerson encouraged the public to participate in the fundraising campaign kick-off, and learn more about how to help increase the size and scope of the Berry Hill skatepark project.

“For every $30 we raise, we can add a square foot to our new park,” said Duerson. “This is a rare opportunity to help grow your hometown skate scene and we need the support of our community to make this happen.”

For additional information on the kick-off party, email friendsforskateparks@gmail.com or visit www.friendsforskateparks.com.

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