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Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park

A Mount Washington Valley Non-Profit

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Kevin Peare 1986-2017

Kevin Peare
1986-2017

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The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park

501(c)3  N.H. non-profit EIN# 86-2312442

$28,000

Left to raise !!! to  break ground next spring 2025 

We are reaching out to our community members in the hope of monetary donations to raise $50,000

by the end of  June 2024 We are so close to our goal to build a skate park! 

This money will put us on the build schedule  for Spring 2025!

 

Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but more importantly in the actions of our initiatives.

From the moment we started our work in 2017, we understood that by working together we could overcome any challenges.

Building a skate park has had a lot of those challenges, But we strive to make a positive change in our pursuit

to make the Mount Washington Valley a better place by giving the children a safe place to practice a sport they love.

The Mission Statement

To educate our community about the benefits skateboarding can have

on our youth’s individual mental and physical well-being

By providing a state of the art skateboard park

to improve their safety as well as empowering youth with positive alternative choices.

 Build start date June 2025 ( Contingent on raising another $100,000!)

 The Town VOTED YES!!!

We are now considered a Town of Conway Park!

 Located off the new recreation path Hemlock lane North Conway NH ( to the left of Walmart)

This will be a State of the Art Skate Park, made of concrete, skate at your own risk and FREE to the public. 

We have been grassroots Fundraising for almost 7 years.

We are at approximately $180,000. raised, with an anonymous matching donation of $100,000.

$28,000 left to raise  to  break ground next spring 2025  !!!

We have paid for our 1st stage in the design process with Pillar Designs   

We have been unanimously approved by the Conway select board

and our plans have been unanimously approved and recommended by the Conway Planning Board.

We have been working with Town Engineer Paul DegliAngeli and We are on track for groundbreaking 2025.

We are planning to stay on board after the skate park is built to continue fundraising

to help with special design elements and maintenance costs.

We will continue to teach skateboarding 101 with the after school program " Project Succeed"

and on our own, with a concentration on safety.

More About Us

The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park was started in September of 2017 by Caren and Anna Peare. The skate park will be in memory of (Caren’s brother, Anna’s son) Kevin Peare, a Conway Native who passed away at the age of 31 in July of 2017.His love of skateboarding and teaching it to anyone who wanted to learn, spearheaded this project. It was his dream to have a skate park in his hometown of Conway and for there to be a safe place to practice the sport. After Kevin’s passing Caren set out to make his dream a reality. She immediately reached out to the Tony Hawk Foundation (now The Skate Project).Alec Beck the Director contacted her back, the very next day. He has guided our group since the beginning. A meeting with town officials was held and we asked them for help with site selection. We told them they would do all the fundraising and would be guided by the Tony Hawk foundation. It was decided that the skate park will be given back to the town and be considered Town of Conway property. Since then , The Kevin Peare Memorial skate park Committee has been raising funds to build a skate park for over 6 years, Holding family and community style fundraising events. 

These events are important so we can talk with the local community and educate them about our mission.​​

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Skateboard

 Kids deserve a place to go

 Just like other sports ,

skateboarding

needs a designated place.

More than anyone,

young people need

to feel like they are

recognized and appreciated

by their communities.

Skateboarders

get the wrong message

from local authorities

who limit or outlaw

skateboarding

and ignore

its inherent benefits.

Skate parks are the solution.

Almost all

skateboarding deaths

and serious injuries

happen while they are

skateboarding

in the streets or parking lots.

Skater Boy

 Poverty

 Approximately 25%

of children

in

the Conway area

are below

poverty level.

This makes them

not as equal as

other children

and every child

deserves to be able

to recreate.

One of the lowest

cost

sports is

skateboarding.

The average cost

of a

skateboard,

helmet and pads

is under $100.

Skateboard Wheels

Suicide Rates in New Hampshire

Stress is thought to be a major contributor to suicide.

Skateboarding can reduce stress, increase confidence,

and provide escapism.

New Hampshire is ranked 23rd in the nation for

its high suicide rate.

In New Hampshire,

suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-30.

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