At its March 3, 2021 meeting, the Council officially designated the western portion of the Pavilion/Bank St. parking lot for use as a temporary skate/scooter, and in-line/roller skates park. This action was inspired by concerned community members who know how hard the last year has been on our youth. Creating a local space to be outside, get exercise and see friends in person is a huge win!
The grand opening of the skatepark was April 10th, 2021.
The Fairfax Community Skate Park was 100% community funded and was constructed with substantial volunteer labor. Some of the community funds raised have provided over 20 kids in the community with skating equipment (“kits” including safety gear) and free skating lessons. During the summer of 2021 Fairfax Recreation offered two half day skate camps
and will offer an after school skate club
in the fall of 2021.
The Council approved the community skate park as a 1 year pilot with a 6 month check in with the community and council. The Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC) has recommended the current site become a permanent skate park. We are asking for your feedback so that PARC can share what the community would like to see happen in regard to making the current location permanent, at the October Council meeting.
The proposed area for the permanent skate park is the same area that the current temporary skatepark exists in. The survey is a measure of how this space has worked so far and how the minimal change in parking spaces has effected parking downtown.