The Denver Park Trust, the Cornerstone Skate Foundation, and City Council District 4 have teamed up to support a group of middle and high school students who are advocating for the addition of a skatepark in their Southeast Denver community, an area of the city lacking in skate and bike facilities for youth and adults.
In June 2022 this coalition of partners, along with Denver Parks and Recreation and several area schools held a skatepark pop-up event in a parking lot at the Kennedy Sports Complex. Around 300 people of all ages and walks of life participated in this fun event that featured loaner skate equipment, lessons from professionals for beginners, music, food, and more.
Denver Parks and Recreations draft Outdoor Adventure Plan, set to be finalized this year, has identified southeast Denver as a high priority for a new skatepark. With support from the Denver Park Trust’s Community Grant Program, the Cornerstone Skate Foundation will be hosting a series of learn to skate clinics as a way of building a community of youth skaters in advance of the creation of a skatepark.