Batavia Skatepark Advocates to Hold Community Meeting

Written by on November 13, 2019

The Batavia Skatepark Advocates group (BSA) is holding their first public community meeting on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 pm to discuss possibilities for development of a permanent, skatepark for the City. The meeting will be held at the Genesee County YMCA, located at 209 East Main Street in Batavia. Community members are encouraged to come out to share their thoughts and ideas about a public skatepark.

Batavia has a long history of skateboarding, and previously had a temporary skatepark. Local community member and skatepark advocate Richard Umlauf, lead advocate for the BSA says, “We are very excited to get started on a new public skatepark project. The skatepark will be great for the youth of Genesee County and the City of Batavia. Public skateparks provide a safe place for young people to meet new people, and can instill drive and determination as they learn new skills in a welcoming, free-to-use public recreation facility.”

Batavia Skatepark Advocates join community advocates from communities across Western NY in pursuing a skatepark for their City’s young people. Like Rochester, Medina, Lockport, Amherst, Buffalo, Jamestown, and Ellicottville, local advocates in Batavia hope to take advantage of the Built to Play Skatepark Grant offered by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and Tony Hawk Foundation. Community members are excited to partner with the City of Batavia to create a skatepark that will not only be great for the local citizens, but also be a destination skatepark for regional enthusiasts.

The public is welcome to come out to the Genesee County YMCA on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 pm to brainstorm and discuss public skatepark possibilities for the City of Batavia.

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