Plans for a skate park along the Evansville Riverfront may soon become a reality, thanks to a recent funding boost.
The Skatepark Project, formerly The Tony Hawk Foundation, has awarded Evansville's Sunset Skatepark Project $10,000 to go towards the completion of a free, accessible public concrete skatepark within Evansville's Promise Zone.
The project will connect the current Micky's Kingdom Playground to the new EWSU Pump Station Project along the Greenway. Sunset Skatepark fills voids identified in the Evansville Downtown Master Plan and the Evansville Parks Master Plan for skill-based recreation to build community and socialization.
The grassroots movement to build a concrete skatepark in Evansville was spearheaded by the skate community many years ago in an attempt to replace the current Lamasco Skatepark that opened in 2001.
Sunset Skatepark has already raised $13,000 through fundraisers, auctions, and a GoFundMe campaign, and continues to raise funds.
They hope to break ground sometime this year.