City of Greeley officials will celebrate the completion of the new Centennial Skatepark with a grand opening ceremony from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct.5, at 2201 23rd Ave, Greeley.
The grand opening features free food, skate demos, and prize giveaways. Greeley officials encourage adults and children of all ages to attend the free event, celebrate the new skate park, and enjoy the festivities.
In 2018, the City of Greeley began the process of creating a network of three community-designed modern concrete skateparks strategically located throughout the city. This network of skateparks will allow the majority of Greeley residents to access at least one skatepark within almost a mile of their home. Each will have a distinct character, unique terrain style, and site integration approach.
To help city staff and members of the Greeley community design and build these skateparks, city officials retained New Line Skateparks. An internationally renowned full-service municipal skatepark design and construction team, New Line Skateparks has more than 18 years of concrete skatepark development experience and 300 highly recognized projects. New Line Skateparks is known for its signature brand of design-build expertise focused on creating integrated skatepark environments that produce a meaningful connection between youth and the communities in which they live.
A months-long community engagement process with a series of interactive design workshops and open house sessions resulted in plans for a network of three unique skateparks designated for wheeled-sports enthusiasts to recreate, develop their skills, and foster positive community.
This summer, work began on these community-designed parks in Greeley:
- A brand new, expansive modern street-style plaza at 3rd Street and 11th Avenue
- Rebuilding Centennial Skatepark to create a flow and transition oriented facility
- And a versatile skate spot retrofit at Peak View Park
Centennial Skatepark will be completed a few days before the grand opening ceremony and the other two parks should be completed near the end of October.
New Line Skateparks’ team also collaborated closely with Greeley’s public art program to incorporate custom installations by sculptor Joshua Goss into each skatepark.
Greeley’s most recent parks, trails, and open land master plan process identified a need for more and improved skateparks. These user-driven skatepark projects will help address that need with a network of parks incorporating a variety of features that encourage all wheel sports in Greeley and the surrounding area.
Find more information online at playgreeley.com/skategreeley or contact Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director Andy McRoberts at 970-350-9425 or email@example.com.