Hey, all you skate boarders – the LeMay Skateboard Park at Sprinker is now OPEN!
Pierce County Parks and Recreation had closed the skateboard park for the winter months, not without some controversy. The next closest skate park is on 56th and “D” Street in Tacoma at Stewart Heights Park, almost 7 miles away.
The skate board park was built using designs mostly created by local students who were boarders. The Altrusa Foundation headed up a coalition of local non-profit groups (Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanis, Spanaway Community Association) who raised matching funds for a state grant of $275,000 to build the park. Nancy LeMay donated $100,000 to help finalize the match and asked for naming rights. The only county money used was the site location and some other retrofits that were needed as the project progressed. The choice of chain link fencing and padlocks was Pierce County’s.
Go – skate – enjoy, and please behave. It breaks many people’s hearts to see the skate park empty and padlocked. There’s a lot of moss and rust to wear off out there kids!