TANNERY SKATE PARK IS DIFFERENT
The Time of Your Life
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Our conceptual site plan!
The park is identified and approved as permitted use in the central portion of the planned 26-acre Tannery Park, formerly the site of the Transylvania Tannery Company!
Our conceptual perspective!
Consisting of wooden, above-ground half-pipe structures, & built in a semi-permanent fashion (to be either replaced with a permanent concrete park or be maintained into all perpetuity)!
ABOUT OUR PROJECT
WHAT: Privately-funded, publicly-held skate park, consisting of two separate wooden, above-ground half-pipe structures, built in a semi-permanent fashion (can either be replaced with a permanent concrete park or be maintained into all perpetuity) Ramp 1, measures 40x50 feet and reaches between four and six feet in height. It will serve beginner to intermediate skateboarders. Ramp 2 measures 40 by 50 feet and reaches to 13 feet in height. It is a pro-style ramp and will serve intermediate to professional skateboarders and could serve as a turn-key ready venue for events and competitions.
WHERE: The park is identified and approved as permitted use in the central portion of the planned 26-acre Tannery Park, formerly the site of the Transylvania Tannery Company, in Brevard, NC, the skate park will be accessible from the intersection of Silversteen Drive and McMinn Avenue and will be located directly along the Brevard Bike Path as it is planned for construction throughout the park property.
WHEN: The City of Brevard, approved the Tannery Park Master Plan in 2017. In response to efforts by a community group, led by local high school students, a 15,000 square-foot piece of land in the central portion of the planned park has been set aside for a skate park. The group, Sk8Brevard, which was formed in 2013, raised funds and collected signatures in support of a city-funded skate park. The effort had stalled due to inadequate funding, but the newly-formed Tannery Skate Park Task Force has received conceptual approval of the above outlined skate park and was given permission to raise funds for it through private entities form the City of Brevard Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on June 20, 2018. The task force aims to complete fundraising in October and build the skate park, under the supervision of a licensed contractor, by the end of 2018.
HOW MUCH: The skate park, as proposed, is bid to cost $97,000. Of that, $37,000 has already been committed through in-kind labor and donations of heavy equipment. The task force aims to raise the remaining $60,000 through community partnerships with non-profit groups, private businesses and governmental agencies.
Individual donors are encouraged to give to show their support for the proposed amenity. Our fundraising campaign offers several ways of giving in three tiers, named for rotations skateboarders accomplish on a pro-style ramp.
540 Degrees = $5-$49 - 1 commemorative sticker featuring the original Tannery Skate Park logo
720 Degrees = $50-$4999 - 1 commemorative T-shirt featuring the original Tannery Skate Park logo
900 Degrees = $5000 + - 1 Skateboard Deck art piece by George Peterson of Circle Factory of Brevard
900 Degrees Community Partners are mentioned in our media campaign and will be memorialized in an art installation at the Tannery Skate Park.
Donations can be made directly to the City of Brevard. The city accepts, cash, checks, credit and debit cards. all donations made to the city are tax-deductible. You may either stop by during business hours or mail donations to: City of Brevard, 95 West Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712