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Groundbreaking Scheduled Monday, July 16, 2018, 4:30pm Flora Park
The City of Dubuque and Kids In Dubuque Skate (KIDS) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new skate park project at Flora Park at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16.
The public is invited to attend the event which will be held at the project site on Flora Park Road, accessible from Wilbricht Lane on the north side of Flora Park. The event will include remarks from Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol; Parks and Recreation Commission Chairperson Jennifer Tigges, Laura Bies, a member of the KIDS Board of Directors; and Park Division Manager Stephen Fehsal.
The project includes construction of a concrete skate park with security lighting, drinking fountain, ADA parking space, storm water management features, and fiber optic connectivity and security cameras.
The approximately $850,000 project is being funded by $600,000 in City of Dubuque funds and more than $250,000 in private donations collected by the KIDS group. Construction will begin later this month and is scheduled to be completed by December 2018. For additional information, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/skatepark or call 563.589.4263
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K.I.D.S. – KIDS IN DUBUQUE SKATE
Dubuque’s New Outdoor Skate Park
Over $800,000 has been raised. Groundbreaking this summer and park completion by fall.
The location chosen is Flora Park in an area near the west end of the park. This park will be available to all ages, free of charge for outdoor recreation and exercise. Skating increases motor skills and creates camraderie between various age groups as experienced skaters help the novices. You can be part of this exciting campaign with your private or corporate matched donation today!
“Having a facility like this is just going to be so much better for the younger kids that are getting into (action sports) now. They’re going to have a world-class facility in their own town and the potential for progression is going to be crazy.”
“Kids are going to be coming here (to Dubuque) now. This is going to be the regional skatepark. This is going to be the best park around. Not only because it’s brand new, but because we’ve done our homework, we’ve put in the leg work for this, we’ve been coming to meetings for years. There have been people invested in this project for so long now that they’ve done the steps that need to be taken to make sure that this is going to be a world-class park.”
“It’s going to foster a great sense of community and be a place that kids can get their physical activity in a place that they can stay out of trouble, a place that parents know that “Hey, my kid is part of this awesome community and is going to be safe and doing something they love.”