With the summer season officially underway, the effort to rebuild Cambria’s skatepark continues to gain momentum. As of last week, funding raised for the project crossed the half million mark putting the current goal of $650,000 within close reach. With this level of funding committed and all of the necessary planning and permitting work underway with the County, the project is moving on the fast-track to completion.
Since the spring of 2020 when the old skatepark was removed and the plot reverted to an empty asphalt lot, the community group Skate Cambria has been working to raise the funding needed to rebuild the park. While the project has been complemented with several large donations including a $178,000 commitment from the Cambria Community Services District, a large percentage of the $500,000 raised so far has come from individuals, families, small businesses, and local nonprofits.
On June 15, Skate Cambria concluded a successful fundraising campaign selling bricks with personalized messages that will be used in construction of the park. Bricks were sold at $250 and $500 levels and, through this effort alone, plaques and bricks were sold raising a total of $67,000. This campaign was so successful that a second, limited release of additional bricks is currently being considered.
With students out of school and families on vacation, the need for recreational opportunities in Cambria is clear, and now is the time to get involved, donate, and ensure that this time next year Cambria will have a beautiful skatepark for the community and visitors to enjoy. For more information about the project, visit the website (skatecambria.com) or stop by one of the weekly fundraising rallies hosted by Skate Cambria every Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. across the street from the Farmers’ Market (1000 Main Street).