Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park
A Mount Washington Valley Non-Profit
The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park
501(c)3 N.H. non-profit EIN# 86-2312442
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 the Town Of Conway Vote April 2024 Warrant article)
VOTE "YES" ON # 60 and # 61
Article for the 2024 Conway Town Warrant #60
To see if the Town of Conway will vote to accept necessary funds
from the Kevin Peare Memorial Skatepark to construct
and adopt a skatepark as a Town Park to then,
and forever, be known as
the “Kevin Peare Memorial Skatepark”,
and to have the Kevin Peare Memorial Skatepark
raise and provide funds for repairs and upgrades for the park in perpetuity.
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 over 6 years.
We are at approximately $117,500.00 raised, with an anonymous matching donation of $100,000.
We are just shy of $100,000 to build.
We have just 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.
Kids deserve a place to go
Just like other sports ,
needs a designated place.
More than anyone,
young people need
to feel like they are
recognized and appreciated
by their communities.
get the wrong message
from local authorities
who limit or outlaw
its inherent benefits.
Skate parks are the solution.
and serious injuries
happen while they are
in the streets or parking lots.
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.
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.
To Donate you can also send checks to:
The Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park
PO Box 210 Conway NH 03818