- APF 2008 CHALLENGE GRANT
- Sponsor: Girdwood Community
- Award: $30,000
- Challenge: Raise more than $180,000 in cash, labor and in-kind contributions
Girdwood skaters and families replaced existing skate park equipment with new obstacles designed to withstand the rainforest environment and provide a safe riding surface for skate boarders and BMX bikers. The group selected a design and decided to phase the construction of the skate park to enable the creation of a ‘dream park’ in the future. Partners completed Phase I of the build with support from a Challenge Grant and other fundraising activities. In summer 2009, partners demolished old equipment and installed 4 new obstacles made of powder-coated steel, with a more than 20 year lifetime.
Park supporters will continue seeking funds to complete the remaining phases of the skate park project. Working in collaboration with the Girdwood Parks & Recreation Department, the skate park was included on the Municipal Girdwood Capital Improvement List for 2009.
- Volunteer hours: 492;
- Skilled volunteer hours: 394;
- Cash raised: $45,165;
- Other in-kind contribution value: $27,185;
- Total match value: $109,148
Total Project Value including Rasmuson Foundation Grant: $144,147