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Two Local Men Launch Campaign to Build Peru Skate Park
It's been tried in the past, but a skate park for the City of Peru is now becoming a reality.
Kipp Arnold, Steve Anderson and Steve's son Seth are working with the Peru Mayor Jim Walker and the City of Peru to build a skate park on donated park land. The skate park will be located on the Riverwalk next to Miamisfort.
The concept of a skate park in Peru has been talked about for at least 10 years, and with the push and help from the City, it looks like the talk will turn into an actual park.
The men have created a drawing and concept for the 100 by 100 foot structure. They plan to design a 3-D model to help them in their fundraising efforts.
The skate park will have safety in mind as the design simulates areas where kids typically like to use their skate boards. But the park will also be open for inline skaters and bicyclists. They also plan to break the park into two sections, with one section specifically for younger children.
While city land is designated for the project, funds are needed for the construction. So far the group has raised nearly $1,000 but the overall project budget is much larger.
Grants are actively being sought for the park as well as donations from local businesses and citizens.
If you would like to contribute to the Peru Skate Park, you can do so through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Go to the Make A Donation page and write in Peru Skate Park Fund under the fund designation and you will be directed to use your credit card or PayPal account to make a donation.
You can also make donations to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation for the Peru Skate Park and drop them off with Patrick Close at the Miami County Community Foundation office located at 13 E Main in Peru.
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