Downingtown Skatepark Organization

A Nonprofit for Action Sports Advocacy

August 14, 2014
by Wesley Terry
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Downingtown Skatepark Aug 25!!!

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us, but we happy to announce that a skatepark is in Downingtown’s near future. Groundbreaking will be on August 25, 2014. WE NEED YOUR HELP to cover the cost for some additional items that have come up. Misiano Skateparks has done a fantastic job coming up with a design that will work with our DEP restrictions and budget. Check them out!

Here’s a list of things we need to raise funds for. (approximate costs)

  • $3,500 = Previous fundraising gap. Donors who pledged funds but didn’t come through.
  • $2,000 = Housing for the skatepark crew.
  • $2,000 = Miscellaneous construction costs including excavation equipment fuel, revegetation, E&S control measures(extra silt sock) and any other unforeseen costs in this project.

Variable cost of $2,000 if we need to repair any trail damage during construction.

Above our Fundraising Goal

Any additional fundraising above our goal will be given to the Borough for a “skatepark maintenance fund” and any future expansion of the park into a second or third phase. So, if you want to see an expansion of the park in the future please give what you can.

We are also relying on the help of some fantastic local volunteers to help us get the project done.

  • Dylan Meanix Landscaping Lawn and Garden
  • M. Kowal Excavating LLC
  • Universal Contracting Inc.

Thanks

We’ve been working on this project close to 5 years and accomplished many milestones along the way. We can’t thank everyone enough for already helping us to raise over $31,500 and getting all the approvals/permits for this project.

Donate Here!

Overview of the park location.

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November 17, 2012
by Wesley Terry
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Push for the Park

Update: Watch Our Attempt at 100 Miles on Skateboards

Our goal is to raise an additional $50,000 more to build a Phase One of the Downingtown Skatepark. This is our attempt to entertain you during our final push to raise this money. Check out our videos and news below these slides to see the timeline progress of this project. We do have the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approval to build at our proposed location, so now all we need is your support to break ground in Spring 2013.

We are thrilled that this project has come this far along and hopefully we can get the final push we need. This fundraiser will end Jan. 1 2013!

Download a flyer and spread the word!















Videos

Progress in the News

Check us out on Indiegogo

Limited Edition Else Wear T-Shirt

(this campaign only!)
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Perks

$1
Subscriber

You’ll get updates on the progress of our 100 mile journey on Dec. 1. This perk is also tax-deductible because we are not exchanging goods. This also applies to all of the below perks.

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$5
Super-Subscriber

If it’s a tax write off anyway, you might as well get some bang for that buck.

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$10
Get Stuck

Everything above +
We will mail out a Downingtown Skatepark Organization supporter sticker.
(not tax-deductible)

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$25
Card Carrier

Everything above +
Postcard of the Downingtown Skatepark design.
(not tax-deductible)

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$55
Limited Edition

Everything above +
A single run Limited Edition Else Wear Apparel t-shirt made just for DSP.
(not tax-deductible)

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$100
Limited Edition Plus

2 T-shirts, 2 Stickers & 2 Postcards
(not tax-deductible)

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$250
Made Your Mark

Single T-shirt, Sticker & Postcard +
An engraved brick added to the skatepark’s walkway.
(not tax-deductible)

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$300
Made Your Mark Plus

2 T-shirts, 2 Stickers & 2 Postcards +
An engraved brick added to the skatepark’s walkway.
(not tax-deductible)

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$500
Larger Marker

Single T-shirt, Sticker & Postcard +
A 12″x 12″ engraved paver added to the skatepark’s walkway.
(not tax-deductible)

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$550
Larger Marker Plus

2 T-shirts, 2 Stickers & 2 Postcards +
A 12″x 12″ engraved paver added to the skatepark’s walkway.
(not tax-deductible)

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$1000
Marker Plus Plus

2 T-shirts, 2 Stickers & 2 Postcards +
A 12″x 12″ engraved paver and a poster for the park design signed by everyone involved in the DSP project.
(not tax-deductible)

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$3000
Plaque

3 T-shirts, 3 Sticker, 3 Posters & 3 Postcard +
A mounted plaque on the back of the mini-ramp in the first phase of the park.
(not tax-deductible)

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November 12, 2012
by Wesley Terry
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DEP Approvals

The approvals are in from the Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. Now all we need to do is get the rest of our funding for a phase one of the park and we can start our construction in Spring of 2013.

It’s been super difficult to get our project along this far and I’d like to give a high-five to everyone who has gotten us this far. All of the fantastic staff at the Borough of Downingtown and all of residents that spend their time volunteering for each Commission and Board in the Borough are really responsible getting this project so close to completion.

To see the location that was approved by the State, check out the image below. Coming Soon…

Interviews

May 24, 2012
by Wesley Terry
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Interviews about DSP


Find out a little more about what we have been up to in the last couple years by some other people involved with this project. Our friend Kevin McGovern made this great video for us. We really appreciate his contribution and encourage everyone to check out some of Kevin’s other work here.

Thanks to everyone who was interviewed in this video:

Resolution Borough of Downingtown

February 24, 2011
by Wesley Terry
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Skateboarding Allowed Here!

Resolution Borough of Downingtown

Click image above to download a copy of this resolution!

Skateboarders often feel like the world is against them. It is not uncommon to see signs that say “no skateboarding” almost everywhere you turn. On Wednesday, February 16 the Borough of Downingtown sent skateboarders a totally different message. They decided to give us a resolution of support for a skatepark to be built in Downingtown.
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Seth Sponsored Photo

January 31, 2012
by Wesley Terry
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Seth Lehman

We’ve picked the lucky kid we will be sponsoring for 2012. His name is Seth Lehman and he is a local ripper. We’d like to thank Jared White for uploading the video in the comments of our Get Sponsored post. You can check out his other videos on his youtube channel here.

Check out the video that got Seth sponsored here.

We’d like to continue supporting the local action sports community in addition to building a free concrete skatepark in Downingtown. If you have ways that you would like to get involved and also give something back you can hit us up on our contact page. We also encourage anyone who can to donate a couple bucks to the cause.

We would like to thank all of our Sponsorship Partners





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April 14, 2012
by Wesley Terry
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Buddy’s Burgers Fundraiser

We will be out at Buddy’s Burgers on May 8, 2012 between 3-9 p.m. 25% of all sales will be donated to the park.

FREE T-SHIRTS will be given to all people who have a donation over $2. We have a limited supply, so get there early if you want to grab a shirt!

If you would like to help get some more people in to this event you can download a flyer by clicking on this image.

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We appreciate it when people let us know they will be showing up. Please RSVP here if you plan on coming.