Bennington Skate Park Project Proposal
On March 28, 2022, community supporters presented to the Select Board on the idea of using ARPA funds to help fund the creation of a new Skate Park. The idea was given approval to move forward and $5,000 of ARPA funding was allocated for design work to inform what a new skate park might look like.
On June 26, 2023, community supporters returned and shared a presentation with a design idea for a skate park. The conceptual plan is available here. You can also view a "fly through" of the design on YouTube by clicking here. The select board liked the design idea and requested that staff work with the skate park community supporters to develop a plan and establish what the costs might be. The community supporters will report back to the Select Board once that work is complete.
On October 10, 2023, community supporters returned to share a presentation with an update on the project. The slide deck from the presentation can be downloaded here.
Next steps that were approved by the Select Board on 10/10/23 are as as follows:
- Select Board authorization of staff to continue to work with Skate Park Team and GRINDLINE to develop design and cost estimates
- Selectboard release of up to $25,000 in ARPA funds for site and permitting analysis and fundraising consulting services
- Staff update within 90 days with results of site feasibility analysis, updated cost estimate and fundraising effort