Plans and fundraising are coming together for the Winterset Area Skate Park Project (W.A.S.P.). After several years of dedicated work by the Friends of W.A.S.P. Committee, construction is expected to begin this summer. This attractive ‘plaza style’ skate park, designed by Spohn Ranch, features a covered bridge element, along with familiar rollers, stairs, rails, benches, and inclines. The skate park will be built on two open lots west of the elementary school, at 507 South 4th, Ave. Estimated project cost is $195,000. In addition to $130,000 already raised, the committee is waiting to hear on some larger grant applications. A few of the these favorable grants include C.A.T. Vision Iowa Grant, Wellmark Grant, Greater Madison County Community Foundation, and International Rotary Foundation. One donation is a $20,000 matching grant from a group of local men who formed the Healthy Kids Initiative. The City has pledged $20,000 towards the skate park.
The amazing work by the committee and all the donations, that will make this project happen, are greatly appreciated. A BIG thank you goes out to our amazing community! Skate boarding is a very challenging sport that continues to increase in popularity in the United States. Skating involves a tremendous amount of physical fitness and coordination. The communities of Creston, Osceola, Norwalk, and Indianola currently have skate parks in addition to several facilities throughout the metro area. To make a donation to the Winterset Area Skate Park, or for further information contact Bob Kaldenberg, Chris Bertleson, Andrew Seitz, or on Facebook @ Winterset Skate Park.
Checks may be sent to:
Friends of Winterset Area Skate Park
323 W. Jefferson St.
Winterset, IA 50273