Skate Park Study

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Portable skate park ramps and facilities on the cement ground.

The City’s 2020 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan (PROS) identified that a permanent skate park was highly desired by the community as a replacement and upgrade to the existing portable facility located in downtown Ridgefield.

In response to this, the city is exploring the replacement of the portable skate park features at Ridgefield Community Park with a permanent concrete park that also provides parking, a restroom and possibly lighting. The facility will be designed with the input of local skaters, and will likely develop in phases.

Since this facility may require a different location, the complete replacement of the skate park may be many years in the future. There is currently no funding for construction of a new skate park.

Project Background

The 2020-2026 Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan considers the park and recreation needs of Ridgefield residents and was prepared with the input and direction of local recreation leaders, stakeholders and residents. The Plan provides a blueprint for the growth, enhancement and management of the Ridgefield park and recreation system. As a six-year guide and strategic plan for enhancing park and recreation services, the Plan establishes a path forward for providing high-quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and recreational opportunities across Ridgefield. This plan identifies a high desire for a permanent, upgraded skate park in Ridgefield.

The City collected Public Input on skate park features through an online survey in January 2023 as part of a feasibility study for development of a future park. The goals of the project at this stage are to collect community input on location and site elements, identify 2-3 potential locations, and develop high-level concepts and cost estimates. A public outreach event at the current skatepark was help on Thursday, June 22, 2023 to talk with current users about their desired for a permanent park.

At a meeting on December 21, 2023 staff presented the completed feasibility study. Council directed staff to move forward with a conceptual design for a skate park at the west end of Overlook Park.

The City’s 2020 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan (PROS) identified that a permanent skate park was highly desired by the community as a replacement and upgrade to the existing portable facility located in downtown Ridgefield.

In response to this, the city is exploring the replacement of the portable skate park features at Ridgefield Community Park with a permanent concrete park that also provides parking, a restroom and possibly lighting. The facility will be designed with the input of local skaters, and will likely develop in phases.

Since this facility may require a different location, the complete replacement of the skate park may be many years in the future. There is currently no funding for construction of a new skate park.

Project Background

The 2020-2026 Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Plan considers the park and recreation needs of Ridgefield residents and was prepared with the input and direction of local recreation leaders, stakeholders and residents. The Plan provides a blueprint for the growth, enhancement and management of the Ridgefield park and recreation system. As a six-year guide and strategic plan for enhancing park and recreation services, the Plan establishes a path forward for providing high-quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and recreational opportunities across Ridgefield. This plan identifies a high desire for a permanent, upgraded skate park in Ridgefield.

The City collected Public Input on skate park features through an online survey in January 2023 as part of a feasibility study for development of a future park. The goals of the project at this stage are to collect community input on location and site elements, identify 2-3 potential locations, and develop high-level concepts and cost estimates. A public outreach event at the current skatepark was help on Thursday, June 22, 2023 to talk with current users about their desired for a permanent park.

At a meeting on December 21, 2023 staff presented the completed feasibility study. Council directed staff to move forward with a conceptual design for a skate park at the west end of Overlook Park.

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