Bend Park & Recreation District and local skate group PUSH (Providing Urban Skate Habitats) have been working together for several months preparing for the development of a new skatepark at Ponderosa Park. Now, the skatepark project is moving ahead to the design phase and the public is invited to join the process in a series of upcoming public meetings beginning Wednesday, March 6: Skatepark Community Design Workshop 6:30 pm at BPRD District Office
• Late March date/time to be announced: Skatepark Community Design Presentation at BPRD District Office
• Tuesday, April 16: Skatepark Design Presentation to Board of Directors 7:00 pm, during regular board meeting at BPRD District Office
The new skatepark is part of current Ponderosa Park renovations and will be located along the south end of Ponderosa Park near Wilson Ave. New parking, restrooms, picnic shelter, basketball courts, playground, trails and more are already under construction. The existing, older skatepark at Ponderosa Park will remain for at least five years. Its best use will be considered during the design of the new skatepark.