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Local Youth Contribute To Makeover Of Oswego YMCA Indoor Skate Park

OSWEGO – YMCA Oswego kicked off a multi-phased construction project at the Oswego YMCA Indoor Skate Park on September 12.

Skate park project under way.
Skate park project under way.

A team of builders has come along side young local talent from the skate park for a multi-phased upgrade project involving mentoring, bonding, and investing in the community through improvements to the local indoor skate park.

The YMCA has partnered with Pillar Design Studios, 30+ Crown Skate League, Raby’s Ace Home Center, Burke’s Home Center, Lake Effect Car Wash, Sausage Shack, Sherwin Williams, Avery Rental Properties, Beacon Hotel, Step One Creative, Gino & Joe’s Pizza, and angel investors in order to ensure the success of the project.

This partnership is contributing resources including time, talent, cash, supplies and materials.

The team of builders who will be volunteering their time to resurface the inside of the local
YMCA Skate Park will work alongside youth from the community as mentors and skill trainers.

The build was scheduled to take place from September 12 through 29.

The skate park project aims smooth, resurface, clean up and give a positive facelift to the park through ramp resurfacing construction work that will give a safer and smoother riding environment to more than 350 kids in Oswego County who use the skate park.

In addition, the young people directly involved in the build will benefit from the
opportunity to develop assets and learn skills through a hands on activity which improves our community.

This project is made possible by a mini-grant from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

Want to learn more or find out how you can get involved?  Contact Eric Bresee, program coordinator at (315) 207-2102  e-mail: [email protected] or Bruce Bailey, project lead at (315) 263-1544 or e-mail: [email protected]

The YMCA Skate Park, 38 W. Second St., Oswego: hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m.

Closed for project: Sept. 12 – 29.