07-11-2006, 05:27 PM
I had been playing roller hockey at a private business that is now closed and Park City has a rink built just for that purpose that is at a public park.
I have sent emails to just about all the local state representatives and the city mayor and am looking for my next step. I assume it will be having to go to the town meetings and tell them what I want done but is there anything else I am missing?
Various cities have been building skate/bmx parks with funding from what's called the Zoo, Arts and Park fund. Apparently all the funding for this year is all ready allocated out and would have to be sometime next year.
Does anyone know anything else I should be doing? I know there a alot of smart people out there so let's hear it. ;)
07-11-2006, 05:35 PM
the closed building or are you trying to get them to build a new one, not totally sure what you were trying to get funding from the city to do. I am a Recreation Coordinator so I may have a little insight depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
07-11-2006, 06:49 PM
<center><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/hans_j/outside/PICT1583.jpg"></center><p>The link is the Park City rink as well as the picture. The government allocates so many dollars for the zoo, arts and parks fund and cities are using these dollars to build skateparks, upgrade trails and many other things I don't know about yet.
I am looking for information on who to contact to get it done. The county rec person said try state reps and one of the state reps said county parks and recreation. So I don't think anyone knows what to do.
I plan on doing alot of homework on it about how much it would cost and what not so it makes their (whoever they are) job easier. I am also wondering if the argument that afterschool programs could be run at a county facility over a private business would be worth persuing?<ul><li><a href="http://www.basinrecreation.com/trailside.html">http://www.basinrecreation.com/trailside.html</a</li></ul>
07-11-2006, 07:29 PM
done is going to be the Parks and Recreation Director (or whatever the main person in charge is called out there) It is something that they could certainly request and try to implement into the budget, there are plenty of different grants nationally and probably locally that would help with building/funding it, the link I provided is one of the main national recreation organizations with some of the basic grant info. If you can get the local Park and Rec on board then they can get it done, maybe even talking to the county/city planner about what parks or rec facilities are being built or updated and seeing if there may be room for a rink. We used the top of two underground gigantic water tanks and built a rink and skatepark on top of those if they are trying to get creative. Another good source for the other info you were looking for is going to be USAHockeys inline program, they have all kinds of programs that exist for youth and adults and information on how to run it and cost/benefits. Hopefully this helps you out a little bit. In Colorado we have the GOCO grant as well as Colorado Lottery proceeds that help with things like this. Hope this helps a little. Good luck!<ul><li><a href="http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=975">http://www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=975</a</li></ul>
07-12-2006, 06:50 AM
for ten years at Fort Collins. It takes that long sometimes to make these things happen. It's a great park and right next to my subdivision and we walk the dog over there all the time
<img src="http://fcgov.com/parkplanning/parkplanning-images/fc-04.jpg"><ul><li><a href="http://fcgov.com/parks/fossil-creek.php">Fossil Creek</a></li></ul>