The skate park was designed utilizing earth forms in order to minimize cost of concrete on the project. Using the $25,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, and the excess dirt from grading the football/soccer field, the team developed the project as a series of concrete “strips” the size of a sidewalk. The width and configuration of these strips were organized as a way of ensuring that the team of three that would be building the project could construct them. The strips begin at the front edge as a series of skate trails that connect the parking lot to the skate park, and terminate in the skate bowl.
Lion’s Park Continued
Two teams again began construction on the park in 2008 to build a Concessions Stand, and a Skatepark. First, however, they worked together on the master plan prior to beginning their individual projects. Through this collaboration, these two teams were able to construct a second basketball court, create a combination pee-wee football/soccer field, and created a secondary social hub called the “Great Lawn” which is sized for 3 regulation volleyball courts. The Great Lawn is enclosed with two mounds made from the excess dirt from the football field and anchored by an existing barbecue pavilion that the students renovated.