After over a decade of attempts to build a Skate Park for Rio Vista…
On December 14, 2016 the Rio Vista Planning Commission approved the Location of Val De Flores Park for the construction of a Dog and Skate Park. Lack of a designated location and a construction plan had been a drawback for the past MANY years in obtaining any Grants or Funding for the Skate Park Project. The Skate Park Plan was spearheaded by Rio Vista Youth Services, Rio Vista Parks and Recreation Commission, with much help from Siegfred, who did the design workup, David Melilli, Rio Vista Public Works Director and an Ad Hoc Committee made up of Community Members and Skate Boarder Folks.
However, as many times happen, not everyone was thrilled with this decision. An appeal to this decision was held at the February 21, 2017 City Council meeting. After much public comment, most in support of the proposed Dog and Skate Park, the City Council rejected the appeal and approved the Planning Commission decision. A giant leap for skatehood!
Rio Vista Youth Services has been Fund Raising for the past several years and to date has about $25,000 collected toward the Skate Park. Brent and Hope Cohn have agreed to match contributions for the Skate Park up to $10,000 per year for five years (four years remaining). Currently the Tony Hawks foundation is reviewing our application for a Grant. Rejected in prior years, due to NOT having a designated location for the Park, it is now being considered with enthusiasm.
If you are interested in contributing, go to the Volunteer / Donate Tab on this website and use Pay Pal to contribute or send a check to Rio Vista Youth Services at: 513 River Road, Rio Vista, CA 94571. These contributions will be matched dollar for dollar, up to the limits stated above. If you have any comments or questions, use the Contact Us Tab to let us know.
Thank You all who have supported Rio Vista Youth Services in our conquest to get a Skate Park in Rio Vista. Construction is expected to begin later this year.
Your Board of Directors:
Lisa McDowell, President
Mark Roberts, Vice President
Brent Cohn, Treasurer/Founder
Hope Cohn, Secretary/Founder