The community of Lyons, CO had an outdated metal park that they wanted to replace with a modern poured in place skate park. The Town agreed with the community and Team Pain was awarded the design-build project and got to work on the design. The Town had enough funds for a small skate spot and the community wanted a simple skate plaza. Many were in attendance at the first public input meeting and they were extremely happy with the initial concept that included various rails, ledges and street features throughout the design. Some of the riders voiced they also wanted one of their favorite elements from the old park, which was a mini ramp. During the input meeting, we dropped a mini ramp into the 3D design program and realized we could integrate a killer hip into the ramp and everyone was super stoked on the additional features. The Town didn’t have enough funds in the budget to accommodate the mini ramp but committed to finding other sources to fund the additional feature and they commented how this was the best attended meeting ever held with the public! This is a perfect example of what makes the design- build process the recommended approach in custom concrete skate parks. Oh and nice job by the Town, they got the additional funds!
Check out the concept of this sweet little community driven skate spark that we are breaking ground on next week!