The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Minnesota Skate Park Grant Program. The program was funded by the 2020 Minnesota bonding bill to help Minnesota communities build, improve, and update skate parks. The first installment of the program had the opportunity to award a total of $250,000 to local government units for the purpose of skate park design and construction.
The MASC awarded the City of Sandstone for their Sandstone Skate Park project. Awarded funds will allow the city to move elements of their current skate park to a new location as well as add new elements to increase the park’s skating capacity.
The current site of the skate park (Angle Park) is located between a state highway and railroad tracks, prompting safety and accessibility concerns. The City Park Commission evaluated the site and decided to decommission the park. Since then, all park features have been dismantled and repurposed except for the skate park. The new location at Panther Park will contribute to a central park in the city’s Historic Downtown District which will also offer amenities such as a playground and basketball court.
Remaining applicants to the grant program have been given additional time to submit supplemental information for consideration before the MASC awards additional funds.
For more information about the Minnesota Skate Park Grant Program, click here.