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Grand Opening – Saturday June 4th 2016

By |June 1st, 2016|

The Dartmouth Skatepark Grand Opening is Saturday June 4th at 1PM.

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We have broken ground!

By |August 26th, 2015|

For those of you who may have been snoozing or out of town, the Dartmouth Skatepark has broken ground. Ocean’s crew has been melting away since the middle of August, and we are pumped.. Stay tuned for grand opening event info coming soon!

Now, we know there are a lot of rumours circulating about the park, and want to try to clarify where things stand.

Re. the current park design and build:

1) The plan had always been to have a mixed street/bowl park design.
2) We hit a snag with the site inspection to the tune of $90,000 in additional debris removal because there is an old school buried there. This unfortunately came off the top of our budget.
3) We had the designers, Grindline, go back to the table several times for design revisions to try to get an integrated park design right, but despite best efforts, with the lower budget it just wasn’t working. We had a very tough decision to make because we knew people would be bummed about the street elements not going into the initial part of the build BUT the decision to start with the bowls makes sense from a construction perspective.

RE. the future of the park:
The goal is to work toward a second phase of the park once the first is completed, a street park. The city is willing to work with a group on this, and some of the current DSKC members are willing to stay on to see this through. More volunteers will be needed. Hit us up if you are interested in helping.

We are in the process of raising the final $50,000 for Phase 1.

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Dartmouth Skatepark Information Meeting

By |May 21st, 2015|

Dartmouth Skatepark Coalition & HRM invite you to an information meeting at 6 pm on May 27 at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The Dartmouth Skatepark  Coalition has worked closely with HRM staff and the skate community on this project. Representatives will present information about the project background, the proposed phase 1 skatepark design and the next steps.

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Dartmouth Skatepark Status

By |March 7th, 2015|

Fundraising and planning has been moving along over the winter months. Ocean Contracting has been working on the geotechnical stage for our Park School location and Grindline Skateparks are presently working on the design elements. Hopeful to have some preliminary drawings to share by mid-March and optimistic for a July 1st grand opening.

In the meantime, fundraising remains critical for our coalition. To date, we’ve raised nearly 50% of our $100,000 mandate. Please contact us to donate, volunteer and to learn how you can help!

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Dartmouth Skate Coalition Clothing

By |March 5th, 2015|

We now have clothing available in our online store, all proceeds go towards the Dartmouth Skatepark. We have Hoodies in Grey and Black and T-Shirts in White, Gray, and Black.

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Stand-Up Comedy at Proskates!

By |February 21st, 2015|

Stand-Up Comedy night at Proskates was a success. There was a great crowd and lots of laughs. Stay tuned for more upcoming events.

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