New Skate House Opens in White Park
Through a public-private partnership between city officials, White Park neighbors, hockey enthusiasts and community volunteers, the old “Skate House” has been transformed. The new multi-use recreational facility in White Park is the result of a $1.15 million investment shared between the City of Concord and a community of corporate and individual donors following a one-year fundraising campaign and a 9-month construction phase. A fundraising committee appointment by Mayor Bouley and led by Concord residents Chris Brown and Jennifer Frizzell has raised $400,000 toward a $575,000 goal.
While the building is referred to as the “Skate House,” the all-new facility will serve multiple recreational uses beyond the ice skating season and host community events throughout the year. New uses to engage community youth with the facility will include nature-themed summer camps and afterschool programs with outdoor recreation options. The facility is now available for private rentals such as birthday parties, reunions and retreats.
The Committee is also still selling personalized granite pavers as part of the outdoor patio at the facility at the $500 and $1,000 level.