Skatepark groundbreaking planned
Groundbreaking to be held July 9 for Redlands Skatepark
June 13, 2018 – The City of Redlands will break ground on the new Redlands Skatepark at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Sylvan Park.
On April 17, the City Council awarded a contract for up to $1,029,151 to Three Peaks Corp. for construction of the Redlands Skatepark in the southern portion of Sylvan Park, west of the Redlands Lawn Bowling Club.
On Sept. 17, 2013, the City Council approved the use of $200,000 in funds from the sale of the Nevada Palmetto Grove to use as matching funds for public fundraising, design and construction of the park.
On Dec. 5, 2017, the City Council accepted donations of approximately $127,000 from private fundraising efforts by Friends of Redlands Skatepark, SK8 Park, Robertsons Ready Mix, Cemex USA and Matich Corporation, and designated an additional $550,000 from the Nevada Palmetto Grove funds for construction of the skatepark.
City staff and design representatives held three public workshops, attended by approximately 250 people, to solicit design input and sought additional input through social media. The final design consists of a 15,000-square-foot, in-ground skatepark, with both street and bowl type skating and landscaping amenities.
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking. Construction of the park is expected to be completed in January 2019.