Ellicottville Opens $250K Village Skatepark | Community Foundations

Ellicottville Opens $250K Village Skatepark

Foundation: Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

credit: Our Midland

Kids in Ellicottville, New York, will now be able to get some exercise and have some fun at the same time.

After three years of fundraising and a year of construction, the town's new skate park opened its doors to the public Friday, the Buffalo News reports.

"Just imaginea little community like Ellicottville has a beautiful, half-million-dollar concrete, in-ground skate park due to the leadership of Chris and Brenda Perks," says the town's mayor.

"We now have a state-of-the-art facility that welcomes all ages, all skill levels, and, most importantly, a safe space where our youth can be active, develop friendships, and express themselves through the sport of skateboarding."

The project was funded in part by a $100,000 donation from the New Car Dealers of WNY Charitable Foundation, as well as a matching grant from the Skatepark Project and the Ralph C.

Wilson Jr.


The foundation's president says the group got into building skate parks in the region because there was a lack of green space for kids to play.

"That's stopping with the park builds," he says.

The group plans to build 13 more in the region.

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