Des Moines Regional Skatepark
Skateboarders from beginner to pro will have a safe place to skate as part of a citizen-led effort to build the largest skatepark in the United States along the West bank of the Des Moines River. The Community Foundation's Leadership Grant to fund the conceptual design is expected to speed up fundraising efforts to build the park.
"This will put Greater Des Moines on the national map for this growing sport. In addition to providing a new recreational resource, the Des Moines Regional Skatepark is expected to become a key venue for regional and national skateboarding exhibitions and competitions, as well as a tourist attraction," said Jan Hill, skateboard parent and Des Moines Regional Skatepark board chair.