Keene Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to skate park project

By Sentinel Staff Dec 22, 2018

The project to upgrade Keene’s skate park recently received a financial boost from a local organization.

The Keene Kiwanis Club donated $5,000 to Keene Skatepark, a group of area residents seeking to overhaul the approximately 20-year-old facility on Gilbo Avenue, according to a Thursday news release.

The donation will go toward the $300,000 the group looks to raise to pay for a new poured-concrete skate park to replace the existing city-owned facility, which includes aging wood platforms and steel ramps, some of which date back to the late 1990s.

“This is a substantial donation for the Kiwanis Club and we are very grateful for their generous support,” project coordinator Kathy Burke said in the release. “We hope this encourages others to consider donating to this effort to provide a safe, legal space for skateboarders and BMX riders.”

GO SKATE Day 2019

We are planning a Ramp Jam with live music and food trucks. If we are successful in our grant request with KH Kids Collaborative, we will be giving out the skateboards, helmets and pads to area youth.

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Donations can be made to our fiscal agent:
Pathways For Keene – Keene Skate Park. PO Box 226 Keene NH 03431.
Pathways For Keene is a 501(C)3 organization, tax ID 02-0473756