(NASHVILLE) – Construction on a new skate park in Deer Run Park in Brown County is under way and local teens made it possible.
Brown County Parks & Recreation Director Mark Shields says crews will begin clearing a 5,500-foot space this week. Construction begins April 15. It’s expected to take 6-8 weeks and be finished before summer.
When completed there will be jumps, ramps, tire swings, hammock swings, a GaGa pit to play a form of dodgeball, and skateable art to match the landscape with some of the elements being designed by the teens.
Kids on Wheels
The group “Kids on Wheels” raised more than $50,000 to construct the skate park. Their fundraising goal is $120,000. The $50,000 raised along with the $50,000 they will receive from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will go towards the completion of the main feature of this project: the skate park. It will include many features like a curved wall, euro gap, manual, wave and pole jam.
Last August, a Nashville waitress and single mom, Anna Hofstetter, got an unexpected $1,000 tip from a customer. On the bottom of the receipt, the customer asked that she use it to “give something to the kids.”
Hofstetter did just that. Instead of using the money on her children she donated it to “Kids on Wheels.” That one donation lead to many more.
Memorial gifts in honor of someone are welcome as are checks or cash that can be sent to:
Kids on Wheels/BETA
P.O. Box 1194
Nashville, IN 47448
Contact Isaiah Smith or Colleen Smith for more information:
Email Isaiah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-929-0596 or Colleen Smith at email@example.com or call 812-929-0160.