To educate our community about the benefits skateboarding can have on our youth’s individual mental and physical well-being. By providing a state of the art skateboard park to Improve their safety as well as in powering youth with positive alternative choices.
🛹 WE OFFICIALLY HAVE A GROUND BREAKING DATE!!! June 2023!!! WE DID IT!!!
But, we still need your help!
The Kevin Peare Memorial skate park Committee has been raising funds to build a free skate park for the Mount Washington valley for over 4 years. The skate park will be in memory of Kevin Peare, a Conway Native who passed away in 2017. His love of skateboarding and teaching it to anyone who wanted to learn, spearheaded this project. It was his dream to have a skate park in his hometown and a safe place to practice the sport. After Kevin’s passing his older sister Caren Peare reached out to the Tony Hawk Foundation (now The Skate Project). Alec Beck the Director immediately contacted her back, He has been guiding the group on how to build a skate park.
Erin Russell, is a recipient of the Mount Washington Valley Volunteer of the year award!
Ground breaking for the skate park is now slated for 2023!
✓ Phase one
Get Town’s approval Fiscal agent Fundraising Site selection.
✓ Phase two
Site approval Fundraising / Grants Design prep & site details
<— (Currently in this phase)
◦ Phase three
Fundraising / Grants
Design part 1 & Design part 2
Final design & approval
Material list / donations
◦ Final phase build a skatepark! Groundbreaking is anticipated for 2023 The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park Will be a “Skate at your own risk”, free to the public, State of the Art Skate park. 70 ft by 100 ft or 7,000 sq ft Cost to build is approximately $53. a sq ft.
Designer: Pillar Design Studios / Nicole Licari Robertson
Builder: Artisan Skateparks / Andy Duck
*Both on a list of recommended builders from The Skatepark Project / Tonk Hawk Foundation
Project Manager Caren Peare
KPMSP Director Caren Peare
Anna Peare Asst to Director / Treasurer
Erin Russell Board chair
Kerri McAllister Secretary
The Professional Designer and Builder have been chosen
Nicole Licari Robertson from Pillar Design Studios personally visited the park in Spain and designed it. Artisan Skate Park Builders. The skate park will be a State of the Art concrete skateboarding park, 7,000 sq feet. It will be free to the public and be owned by the Town. The group will stay on to oversee maintenance.
We have created an after school program curriculum “Skateboarding 101” Working with Project Succeed . The children are taught safety first . Then they are taught to build a skateboard , then finally learn to ride it. They leave the program with the skateboard they built. This will be something the group will continue once the skatepark has been built. They also are planning on offering classes and summer programs or camps.
Other news, We have become their own non-profit 501(3)C. (N32) We have raised over $65,000 by grassroots fundraising and donations. Holding family friendly and affordable fundraisers. Each January we have The Skateboard Art show at the Conway Public Library, once a year they have The Battle of the Bands and The Wicked Rides car show to name a few. They sell KPMSP merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, ball caps and stickers and they have donation cans in these businesses around the Valley. Headlines , First Stop, Revolution Records, North Conway music Center , Leavitt’s bakery.
Below is our committee members teaching Skateboarding 101 at Conway Elementary, Project Succeed after school program. The children learned to build a Skateboard , decorated it , were taught safety and finally learned to ride! They were able to keep their boards and equipment . If you would like to see this program in your school reach out to us ! Goskate4kev@aol.com