Our goal? To build a concrete skatepark close to 21,000 square feet, repair the tennis courts, and get our Zamboni a house by the summer of 2013. Come join us, and get involved with the project!
Originally starting out with a focus on the skatepark, the Huck Finn Park Project has expanded to become a community driven citizen initiative to revitalize an existing park in Leadville for the enjoyment of all Lake County citizens and visitors alike. Upgrades at Huck Finn Park will provide a safe local environment for independent and team recreation. These new and improved amenities will increase the number, size and quality of recreational programs available for children and adults.
THE PARK PLAN (Phase 1)
- CONCRETE SKATEPARK – The skatepark plan integrates contemporary street plaza and transition elements that will include rails, stairs, ledges, banks, gaps, and bowl-type construction appropriate for different ages, user groups and abilities, as well as to safely accommodate gathering spectators. Concept design by Native Skateparks. View the larger plan and comment on what you see click here.
- TENNIS COURTS – Two remaining tennis courts adjacent to the skatepark will be repaired and resurfaced. Additionally, the courts will be striped to accommodate kids 10 and under. This new striping guideline set by the USTA allows kids the ability to learn tennis skills in the confines of a smaller court space.
- PARK BUILDING – The new building will replace the old ice rink structure. Components of the building offer an equipment rental area, concessions, a large family gathering area, a space to store and work on the zamboni or mower and bathrooms to service the entire park. The building can be utilized as a hub for year-round recreational opportunities. Concept plan by Ripple Design Studio. To view the larger plan click here.
PARK MASTER PLANS (potentials for other phases) created by University of Colorado Denver Landscape Architecture Students, check them out click here.
HUCK FINN PARK MEETINGS - A committee of interested volunteers meet once a month, join the blog or send an email to email@example.com to be notified of meetings if you would like to attend.
GET INVOLVED - The Huck Finn Park is one of Lake County’s larger projects slated to become a reality in 2013. Lake County, the City of Leadville, and numerous individuals are in support of this project, but just thinking about this great idea isn’t enough. This is a community endeavor, we need your talents, skills, fundraising and other types of ideas – whatever you can offer to keep the Huck Finn Park on schedule for the 2013 opening. With this in mind, we welcome you to the project, and with your energy you can help us bring this project to fruition.
Email us your ideas, suggestions, and how you might want to contribute to the Huck Finn Park Project. You can also stay informed by signing up for our blog. You will receive notices by email of the project’s events and progress. Want to donate to the project? Look here!
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Thanks for your participation and input!