We have been awarded the land at McLenahan Park! Please donate to the cause. Click on the donate tab!! Check out the new location.
Be a Chatham county student, k-12
artwork must be 8.5×11
no limit on colors
Turn in work to town hall by 3/1/2012 for judging.
WINNER gets the glory of designing the new deck logo, and a deck with their artwork on it!! Be bold, Be creative,
Be active and do it!
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We have had some really good meetings with Town officials and we have a spot endorsed by the Parks and rec committee for an area about 13000 sq ft below the tennis courts, and behind the sheriff station in town- Nothings final( as of 1/18/12), but we are hopeful and excited- Please tell your town council members you want this park!! we have a great drawing – I”ll post it if I get the okay.. – It ROCKS!
The Future Pittsboro Skatepark committee and participants brought skateboarding to the streets of downtown Pittsboro again during the First Sunday celebration in August and September. The heat was grueling on August 7, but the turnout was favorable. Street obstacles and mini ramps filled the corner of Salisbury St. and Hillsboro St. One family brought their three-year-old son by to watch the skaters. He was excited and entertained. In fact, he got his first ride on a board that day. His parents noted that this was the first activity he had really shown interest in, and they were going to pursue getting him a board soon.
The teens and parents of the Future Pittsboro Skatepark took over for those of us out of town on September 4. We heard that collectively over forty skaters joined in that day. It’s the young people that the skatepark will be built for, and it’s the young people that need to help us male it happen!
We also attended a County Commissioner’s meeting to attempt to gain their support for a skatepark, as well as to reiterate that we need land before we can go further in our plight. The committee members who spoke did an awesome job. It seems like several commissioners are in strong support of a skatepark. Yet, as always, a few are opposed. We hope to win them over and convince them of all the good that can come of it. Several members will speak again at the next meeting for that reason.
Our next activity is the Silent Auction at Bowbar in Carrboro, NC beginning September 9. Over 40 local and national artists donated deck art that will be up for bid for two weeks. The artwork will be displayed at Bowbar until September 23. All proceeds will benefit the Future Pittsboro Skatepark, as well as a percentage of drink sales at Bowbar from the closing party on September 23. Come out and support us, bid on a deck, and acquire some superb pieces of art!
By: Kim Sabbagh
Sunday, June 5, 2011 gave the Pittsboro Skatepark Committee another chance to give Pittsboro residents a taste of the positive impact that bringing a skatepark to the area would have on kids and parents alike. There was a wonderful turnout on East Salisbury St. where several ramps and street obstacles were available for anyone to use during Pittsboro’s First Sunday event. People on the sidelines cheered for the novice skaters learning to turn on a ramp and the experienced skaters doing back to back tricks alike. Kids and adults of all ages joined in the fun to help raise awareness, support, and interest in the hopes of a future skatepark. Check out the photos below, the video on You Tube, and the front page article in the June 8 edition of the Chatham News.
photos by Jorgie Brown and Kim Sabbagh
This coming Sunday in downtown Pittsboro is the monthly 1st Sunday Celebration. The Pittsboro Skatepark Committee along with the town of Pittsboro and the Parks and Rec Department have organized a site on the corner of East Salisbury Street for all of you to skate. We will have that corner blocked off with a quarter pipe, spine, grind box, and rail. We will have lots of cool water for you to drink, so come on down and support the effort to build a skatepark in Pittsboro. It is important for the town and community to see you there enjoying this mini session. They need to know that you want this to happen! The best way to show that, is to come out and have fun! We will be set up from 12-4 on Sunday, June 5.
Soon Cherokee, NC will be opening their new skate park designed by Pillar Skate Park Design studios. Pillar is known for designing parks that are specific to the needs of the skaters in that community and that is exactly what they are doing in Cherokee. The new park is on a 3.5 acre tract and is going to be a 50/50 park between street skating elements and bowl and transition skating elements. Another cool thing about the Cherokee Skate Park is the green space surrounding it. It’s going to be killer! Check out the pics and tell us what you think!
Building a skate park for the skaters in our community is going to take all of your input and efforts. It’s so important for you to get involved and stay involved. We need to know what elements you want incorporated in the park. We need to know what kind of events we can plan to get you, the “Pittsboro Skater’s”, involved in the efforts to build the park.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our next event on June 5th at The Pittsboro’s 1st Sunday Celebration. We will be on the corner of East Salisbury St with the quarter pipe, a rail, spine, and grind box for you to skate.
This past Sunday, Pittsboro Skate Park had a showing at the monthly First Sunday Celebration in downtown Pittsboro. Tony built a killer quarter pipe (3.5′ x 8′) for everyone to skate. We had some old school skaters and some young skaters ripping it up all afternoon. This a great way to show our community what skate boarding is all about. As we continue to raise funds, it is super important for us to show the community that the kids in town really want a park. So, if you are looking for a place to skate for free and legal, come out on the 1st Sunday in June and have a good time. Bring your board and safety gear! We will provide a ramp, rail, and parking lot. Our table is set up next to Capital Bank in front of Annie’s Black and White Guy. We are looking forward to seeing you there!