The Clay Community Skatepark committee recently purchased material for a skatepark, including skatepark ramps, quarter pipes, half pipes, banks, grindboxes, ledges, rails and steps from the Danville area for $36,000.
The purchase is an estimated saving of $110,000.
All the components except the rails are made of pre-cast concrete with stainless steel coping and grind pieces.
All 28 pieces of equipment will be moved to the area and may be placed in Craig Park as soon as funding is available to pay for the construction of a 100-by-120-foot concrete pad upon which the skatepark equipment will be set.
Each piece of equipment will be moved using a 50-ton crane with a swinging arm and each piece will be placed on a flatbed and transferred to Craig Park. The park location is still up in the air, however.
The crane will then transfer equipment onto the concrete pad.
The skatepark could be installed and ready for skaters by the summer.
However, funds are needed to move the equipment and build the concrete pad. In-kind donations of trucking, reinforcing steel, gravel and concrete will reduce the final cost of constructing the concrete pad and moving the equipment.
Many businesses, philanthropic organizations and citizens have made donations to help fund the skatepark.
However, other fundraisers have been planned for those who are interested in donating as well.
The Legion Riders Charity Ride will take place May 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the American Legion Post No. 2, 1015 S. Forest Ave., Brazil. The event will conclude at 5 p.m.
A cookout has been scheduled and will take place at Forest Park in the shelter off Pinckley Street. All motorcycle and car riders are welcome. Door prizes will be presented.
In addition, the Clay Community Skatepark Skate-A-Thon will take place in the parking lot in front of Wal-Mart June 20, starting at 10 a.m.
Skaters will be able to show off their talents as those in attendance will have the opportunity to view the entertainment, in addition to enjoying available food.
Clay Community Skatepark Committee representative Robert Weliever added car washes are scheduled to take place at Advance Auto.
The dates for the car washes include June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8.
As well, Pizza Hut will conduct fundraisers every second Friday of each month.