Crowdfunding campaign launched to improve skate park

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to improve a local skate park. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by Columbus Parks and Recreation.

“With unique amenities and rich architectural history, it is only fitting to have a world-renowned architect designing their first U.S. skate park in Columbus,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “Not only will this be a place for people to practice skateboarding, but it provides an excellent location for outdoor concerts and events.”

If the campaign reaches its $50,000 goal by February 28th, the “Crider 2.0” project will receive a matching grant of $50,000 from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.

This campaign will enhance the Jolie Crider Memorial Skate Park located at Clifty Park. The architectural design will come from Finnish designer, Janne Saario, his first and only design in the United States. The space will be used by skateboards, longboards, roller derby, in-line skating, bmx and scooters. Crider 2.0 has a vision to be a place for individuals to hangout, have outdoor concerts and events, and practice their sport.

“We are excited about the possibilities,” said Stacy Findley, Project and Resource Development Director for Columbus Parks and Recreation. “There’s nothing like the Jolie Crider Memorial Skate Park. This is an unique opportunity with a world-renowned designer to renovate the park and keep it safe for generations to come.”

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