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Skatepark Feasibility Study




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   Thanks to the cooperation of municipal officials and a grant from the York County Commissioners, the Rec Commission coordinated a feasibility study (October 2007-January 2008) to investigate the need, suitability and viability for the construction of one or more skateparks within the communities it serves in the West Shore School District. The Rec Commission has contracted with Anthony Bracali, AIA, LEED AP, of Friday Architects/Planners, Inc. of Philadelphia to lead the project.

    A portion of the study included a Community Outreach Meeting to gather input on desires, special needs, and concerns and to provide information on how skateboarding can fit seamlessly in the community.  If you are interested in serving on a Focus Group on skateboarding in the West Shore School District area, send your request to wsrec@wsrec.org. Please include your name, address, home telephone and e-mail address.


The Survey!
Part of the study included collecting public opinion from area residents. Thank you to those who took time to participate in the online survey.  Results were presented at the Community Outreach Meeting on Thursday, November 29th and are included in the final report.


Community Outreach Meetings  - "Understanding Skateboarding"
Thank you to each individual who attended the first community meeting on October 30th.
Approximately 55 persons attended to the first community meeting where Friday Architects/Planners provided an overview of skateboarding history and how attractive, public landscapes can accommodate multiple recreation activities, including skating.
Thank you, Fairview Township and Fairview Fire Station #1, for hosting this meeting.

The follow-up community outreach meeting was held Thursday, November 29th at 7 pm at Fairview Fire Station 68-1 where the consultants shared preliminary findings based on the online survey and site visitation. Approximately 44 persons attended.
Again, thank you to Fairview Township and Fairview Fire Station #1 for hosting this meeting.

Stakeholders Meeting
A Stakeholders Meeting was conducted on December 10th. Friday Architects/Planners and West Shore Rec Commission staff host a discussion of the preliminary study findings with municipal leaders (elected officials, staff, WSRC board members, and township park & rec board members).

Final Report
The West Shore Recreation Commission board of representatives accepted the final report at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19. In addition to the presentation to the board members (one representative from each township, borough and school district in the West Shore Rec Commission service area), the report was distributed to each township, borough and school district. View a copy of the final report
(abridged for downloading) in Adobe Reader.

Questions of this process may be directed to Todd Miller, Senior Program Coordinator at 920-9515 ext. 102.

Join the Focus Group
Do you have an interest in skating or skateboarding or a child that participates in these activities?  West Shore Rec Commission invites you to participate in a Skatepark Focus Group to help gather information from the potential users. If you would like to be a part of the Focus Group, or know someone in your community who would, please contact Todd Miller, Senior Program Coordinator at tmiller@wsrec.org or 920-9515 x. 102. Please include your name, address, home telephone and e-mail address. You will receive information by e-mail.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 11 at the Recreation Commission office (704 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill - Directions).

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Links to Skateboard Park Information

Landscapes for Skateboarding: An Architect's Perspective on Skateboarding


Make skateboard parks safe, social and secure
Thanks, Le Corbusier (... from the skateboarders)

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