Construction started today on renovations at Peak View Skatepark in west Greeley.
The park, located at 5601 13th St. Rd., will remain closed to the public until early November when it reopens with new, concrete skate features.
During construction, Greeley officials ask skaters to respect the closure in order for work crews to quickly perform the renovations and protect the safety of everyone involved.
While Peak View Skatepark is closed, officials encourage skaters to use the newly rebuilt Centennial Skatepark, which opens Thursday, Oct. 3. Officials ask skaters not to use the park before construction fencing comes down and to respect the newly installed sod by staying on the concrete as much as possible to give the sod a chance to establish and root in.
The community is invited to celebrate the new skatepark with a grand opening ceremony from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.5, at 2201 23rd Ave, Greeley. The grand opening is an all-ages event featuring free food, skate demos, and prize giveaways.
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.
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
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 Civil Engineer Eva Rojas at 970-350-9747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.