Viroqua Skate Park
The Viroqua Skate Park
The Viroqua Skate Park officially opened 2008.
The skate park is located on South Street on the southwest corner of the Park Bowl. The images below show the Current Installation and the Final Design. Skate park supporters need to raise another $14,000 to purchase the remaining equipment in the Final Design, which includes the halfpipe, so fundraising efforts will continue despite the opening of the skate park.
There is no admission charge to the new park and it is open to skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX style bikes.
The park is open from 8:30 am to dusk.
Viroqua Skate Park Background
The local group of skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX biking supporters began an effort in 2002 to create a skate park in Viroqua. They raised $4,500 through donations, fundraising and a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The City of Viroqua also purchased a piece of property adjacent to the Park Bowl (just west of the softball field on South Street, sometimes referred to as the "Morrison Property") to locate the skate park.
Although the initial effort did not result in creation of the skate park, a new group of volunteers took up the cause in 2007, and with a donation of $5,000 from the City of Viroqua, began fundraising to turn the dream into a reality. The new group raised $40,000 over the next year for a total of $50,000 in the equipment fund, over 3/4ths of the way to the $64,000 goal.
The concrete pad was poured and the first round of equipment was installed in 2008.
Benefits of Skate Parks
How You Can Help Make it Happen -- Participate, Donate & Stay Informed
The Viroqua Skate Park Committee has put together a multi-phase plan to create a skate park at the Park Bowl in Viroqua using donations, grants and community fundraisers. Everyone can help with this effort either through donations or through participation in one of the many fundraising events. All of these events will be promoted within the community and posted on this website.
Donate via Check or Money Order
Tax deductable donations of any amount can be made to:
Viroqua Skate Park Fund
c/o The City of Viroqua
202 N. Main St., Viroqua WI 54665
Tax deductable donations of $250 or more can be made to:
Viroqua Area Foundation Skate Park Fund
c/o The State Bank of Viroqua,
101 N. Main St., Viroqua WI 54665
Donate Online via Credit Card at the Viroqua Area Foundation Website
Tax deductable online credit card donations of $250 or more can be made to the Viroqua Area Foundation's Skate Park Fund by going to the Viroqua Area Foundation Website at: www.viroquaareafoundation.org/
(please specify in the appropriate box that the donation is for the Skate Park Fund)
For more information on the Viroqua Skate Park Committee, please contact Terry Noble at the numbers below. Committee members are available to meet with any groups, clubs or organizations to discuss the project.
For additional information:
Contact Terry Noble at 637-2448 or email@example.com