The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park :
We are raising funds to build a skate park in memory of Kevin Peare. Conway native, skateboarding advocate, and great human being. Kevin’s dream as a young boy was to have a skate park in the Mount Washington Valley N.H. After his death in July of 2017, his sister Caren Peare reached out to The Tony Hawk Foundation to make his childhood dream reality. Your donation supports our efforts to build a State of the Art Skate Park. The need for this park is not just about the fun. It is about having a designated place for the skateboarding community. At this time they are using the street, vacant lots, and places like Settlers Green (outdoor shopping plaza) to skateboard. This park will be a free, safe clean outdoor space for the skateboarding community. The design will compliment the landscape of The Mount Washington Valley. The Park is Slated to be approx. 10,000 sq. ft. Cost to build is estimated to be $45 a square foot. The Park will take 2 to 5 years to come to completion.
11/8/2020 We are currently at approx $55,000 raised after 3 years of fundraising.
The pandemic was devastating to our fundraising efforts .We have halted all fundraisers for 2020. ****We are going on with the 3th Annual Skate board Art Show . Held every year at the Conway Public library All skateboards will be up for bid throughout the month of Jan 2021. ****
“Grow a Beard 4 Kevin.” The month of Nov,
it will be a winner takes all virtual event visit us on facebook!
We are waiting on word about a parcel of land in North Conway NH. Off the new Rec path running from Cranmore Mtn to Hemlock Lane ( behind Walmart). The land is owned by the state of N.H. after being taken for the bypass , which is no longer happening, The parcel has been approved by the selectmen for the Town of Conway as a good place to put the Skatepark. State reps Harrison Kanzler and Jeb Bradley are working on returning the land to the town. We hope the news comes soon for us to move on with the process of choosing a design. We also at that point will start selling bricks , rocks , shrubs and trees as fundraisers. Once we have the land we will be able to apply for the Tony Hawk foundation grant and other grants available for this type of project.
We are currently working on becoming our own non profit . At this time are under the umbrella of the MWPA
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
Mission Statement: To educate our community about the benefits skateboarding can have on our youths’ mental and physical well-being, while raising funds to provide a state-of-the-art skate park. To improve their overall safety, as well as empower, our youth with positive alternative choices.