The City of Jamestown and the locally-driven Jamestown Skatepark Project have been awarded a Built to Play Skatepark grant of up to $250,000 in matching funds.
A special announcement was made Thursday at city hall to provide more details. Built to Play Skatepark Grants are made possible through a partnership between the Tony Hawk Foundation (THF) and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., Foundation.
The up to $250,000 award requires the Jamestown community to raise at least $50,000 in local matching funds, but includes ongoing support and guidance from Tony Hawk Foundation staff.
THF has been assisting local groups in the U.S. to create free, public skateparks since 2002, and to-date has helped open 556 skateparks in all 50 States.
According to city officials, the proposed local skatepark would be a poured concrete structure with a location at the site of the former Jamestown Trolley building between the Chadakoin River and the West Third Street to Fairmount Avenue section of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk, fronting Fairmount Avenue.
The location is directly across from 8th Street just before the Fairmount Avenue Bridge and down the Chadakoin River from the McCrea Point Park Boat Landing.