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HELP SAVE BLACKWELL DIY!
***Donations through this website do NOT go to us, DO NOT donate unless you want your money to go to “change.org” The Blackwell DIY Skatepark was started by a group of skateboarders in the community when they saw a need for more places to skate in Southern Oregon. What used to be just empty space and gravel in a tunnel on the bike path slowly evolved into a skate spot with unique features not seen in any of the other parks in the area. Families have been bringing their kids down to learn how to skate, and the neighbors have been nothing but ecstatic about this positive contribution to the community. People who haven’t picked up a skateboard in years are getting back on their boards because of how excited they are about the spot. The increase in traffic to the area also brings business to the market across the street from the skatepark as well as other local businesses. We have been in contact with ODOT (Oregon District of Transportation) for about a month now as they own the bridge above the bike path, they are just as excited about the project as we are but we have run into some liability issues that we are attempting to work out with local city officials. We will be attending city meetings and talking to Parks & Rec in hopes that with enough signatures and support from the community we will get to save the Blackwell DIY! ***Donations through this website do NOT go to us, but go to change.org***