FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2022
Let There Be Skate Park Lights!
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that we have reached our skate park lights fundraising goal. Since opening in 2019, there has not been lighting at the skate park due to lack of funds from the original project budget.
Funding for skate park lighting was achieved by a collaborative effort by Charlottesville Skate Park Advisory Committee, Bama Works Fund, Perry Foundation, Rock The Lights Campaign by Duane Brown, Upper-level Screen Printing, Freestyle, The Genan Foundation, and Anonymous Local Foundation.
Matt Moffett, Skate Park Supervisor, is proud that the lights are proceeding and credits everyone who worked to make this happen. “You made this announcement a reality through four years of fundraising, matching grants, events, and personal asks to friends, co-workers, family, and all who donated. Thank you.”
Finishing the skate park's original plan of having lights is a massive win for the City of Charlottesville since it allows the park to extend its hours. Once the lights are installed and operable, the park will be open until 10:00 PM all year. Skateboarders and other visitors will finally be able to gather together after sunset. The park's hours help promote healthy and active lifestyles, keeping skateboarders, young and old alike, actively engaged in the sport and with each other as part of a dedicated community with a shared passion.
The lights are LED fixtures from MUSCO Lighting, chosen for their low-light pollution, energy use, heat emission, and longevity. The projected start date is June 21 with completion by mid-September.
Skate Park Supervisor
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation