CHAMPS Resource & Service Center (Danielle Jackson, Founder) has been serving SE Seattle since 1999. She saw a lot of street skating and thought the neighborhood could use a skatepark in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood. So, Danielle went home and did some research and found the City of Seattle City Wide Skatepark Plan. She then reached out to Scott Shinn, Director with Parents4sk8parks to collaborate on community outreach to build a skatepark at Rainier Beach Playfield. This skatepark is in the perfect location, right in the center of Alan T. Sugiyama (aka South Lake) High School, South Shore K-8 School, Dunlap Elementary, Rainier Beach High School, Link2Lake, Rainier Beach Light Rail, Rainier Beach Community Center and Library and major bus routes. You couldn't ask for more.
The Rainier Beach Skatepark is a community led project. Rainier Beach Residents involvement and voice matters. as well as surrounding community members. The City of Seattle and Seattle Parks Foundation will support our efforts (but they can't do it without YOU) to create a state of the art, family and multi-use, free public skatepark (non-electric wheels) that will bring community together to gather, learn, ride skateboards, scooters, inline skates, and BMX bikes.
The hired consultants are:
Environmental Works Community Design Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based architectural firm founded to provide professional architectural, landscape architecture, and planning services to nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies, and under-represented communities throughout Washington State.
Evergreen Skateparks mission is to build fun, innovative skate parks that people of all abilities and experience can enjoy.
Included in the image above is a placemat of inspiration of what our Skatepark can be. The vision is yours to wonder, so join the community forum below and share your ideas, thoughts and creativity.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and give some options to the most diverse (98118) community in Seattle. Help us to give options to youth that are under-represented in the skating world. Your generous donation will fund our mission.