The Tony Hawk Foundation has chosen McKinleyville in Humboldt County as the next place it wants to see a brand-new skatepark. The foundation, founded by none other than skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk, chose the town, along with the Humboldt Skatepark Collective, to award a $10,000 grant to help complete the project.
The foundation chose six THF Skatepark Construction Grant winners across the United States which will received money for design and construction of new skateparks. The small town of McKinleyville now has considerable momentum for the building of the skatepark, but the money awarded by Tony Hawk is only a small piece in what is estimated to be a $850,000 project. That being said, they hope to break ground on the new park in 2020.
“We really hope to break ground this spring,” said Humboldt Skatepark Collective member Charlie Caldwell to the Lost Coast Outpost. “We’re excited.”
The park was designed by Liquid Stones Designs and has been approved by the McKinleyville Community Services District.
This isn’t the only project from the Humboldt Skatepark Collective, which has raised about $130,000 and hopes to build skateparks all around Humboldt, including Trinidad, Fortuna and Willow Creek. But the award from the THF will open doors for the nonprofit to receive more grants in near future.
If you’re interested in donating to the Humboldt Skatepark Collective, go to its Facebook page.
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