Anyone in Madison, Wisconsin who skateboards or supports skateboarding, go to this meeting and help get Madison, Wisconsin get a skatepark.

There is currently an amendment to add $200,000 to the Dane County Capital Budget for construction of a 20,000 square foot concrete skatepark in downtown Madison. We need your help at 7p.m. this Monday night, October 22 a to help make a destination skatepark in Dane County a reality! We hope you will still support this incredible opportunity in one of the following ways.

1) It would be ideal if you could come to Room 201 of the City-County Building (210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Madison) at 7p.m. this Monday night, October 22. The County Board is holding a public hearing on the budget that begins at 7p.m. If you can come, please register in support of the skatepark. We have a couple speakers lined up, so you do not need to speak yourself… just be sure to stand in support when one of the speakers asks the skatepark supporters to stand.

2) If you cannot come, please send an email in support of the skatepark to: county_board_recipients@co.dane.wi.us.

3) The more people, the better! So, whether you are coming or whether you are emailing, please invite your your parents, your partners, your children, your friends, your neighbors, what have you, to do the same.

More information:

As many of you know, a group of volunteer skatepark advocates have been working to build a skatepark in downtown Madison. The City of Madison is already a significant partner in this effort. $300,000 has been allocated toward construction of the skatepark in the 2013 City of Madison Capital Budget. The City has also donated a 20,000 square foot parcel of land for the skatepark. This parcel lies at the easternmost edge of what is intended to be Madison’s Central Park and abuts the 100 block of South Baldwin Street. We recently also received and met a challenge grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation that netted a total of $15,000 toward the skatepark project. The total cost for the skatepark is estimated to be approximately $750,000. If Dane County becomes a partner in this project and directs $200,000 toward construction of the skatepark, we will be more than 2/3 of the way toward reaching our goal and beginning construction on the skatepark! It is our hope to raise the final $235,000 from private sources and to begin construction of the skatepark in the fall of 2013. The Madison Parks Foundation is our fiscal sponsor.