Patrick Kerr Memorial Skatepark (Roslyn)
Local skateboarders and parents worked with the Abington Township Parks & Recreation Department to build a public skatepark at Roslyn Park. FPSF donated $5K in 2001 from donations raised during the 2000 & 2001 X Games in Philadelphia. The project was renamed Patrick Kerr Memorial Skatepark in 2003 after the tragic death of the leading advocate for the project from the local skateboarding community. The final design is a breathtaking combination of street and transition elements created with a generous DIY spirit and unquestionable professional skill. The park opened in July of 2009 and continues to attract locals and visitors alike.
FPSF’s final $3K donation helped to close the material needs for the project in combination with a 100% match provided by local community members.
For more information or to contribute to the Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship please visit skateboardscholarship.org
Total Cost of Project: $75,000
FPSF Funding amount required: $8,000
Other Funding Sources: State of PA (Josh Shapiro, State Rep.), Grassroots efforts (raffles, beef and beer benefits, benefit skateboards and merchandise, etc.)
FPSF would like to thank:
The Kerr Family
Abington Township Parks and Recreation