Skate Park Project

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Bennington Skate Park Project Proposal

On March 28, 2022, community supporters presented to the Select Board on the idea of using ARPA funds to help fund the creation of a new Skate Park. The idea was given approval to move forward and $5,000 of ARPA funding was allocated for design work to inform what a new skate park might look like.

On June 26, 2023, community supporters returned and shared a presentation with a design idea for a skate park. The conceptual plan is available here. You can also view a "fly through" of the design on YouTube by clicking here. The select board liked the design idea and requested that staff work with the skate park community supporters to develop a plan and establish what the costs might be. The community supporters will report back to the Select Board once that work is complete.

On October 10, 2023, community supporters returned to share a presentation with an update on the project. The slide deck from the presentation can be downloaded here.

Next steps that were approved by the Select Board on 10/10/23 are as as follows:
  • Select Board authorization of staff to continue to work with Skate Park Team and GRINDLINE to develop design and cost estimates
  • Selectboard release of up to $25,000 in ARPA funds for site and permitting analysis and fundraising consulting services 
  • Staff update within 90 days with results of site feasibility analysis, updated cost estimate and fundraising effort
The volunteer team heading up the effort has launched a website:

At the January 8, 2024, Select Board Meeting, a Skatepark Funding Update was given.
The Select Board voted to approve the following:
  • Approve fundraising strategy for Skatepark
  • Approve the municipal resolution for Downtown Transportation Fund Application
  • Authorize final design and permitting work
  • Commence fundraising campaign
To view the minutes and details, or to watch the video of the presentation, please visit the Select Board agendas and minutes page and choose January 8, 2024.