As of November 19, 2018
Why Spring Hill wants it...
This Skate & Bike Park is a dedicated venue for the children and citizens of Spring Hill, Kansas. Owners of LIS Audio, Cameron and Justice, are on the development committee for the SHIFT Skate & Bike Park and are working exclusively with four other members of the committee (Candy Schoenberger, Shawn Wilson, Derek Buckridge & Jason Abel) to push the progress! Our main purpose with adding this park to Spring Hill is to give not just the children but everyone a safe and fun place to go to for a good and wholesome time with the entire family!
The SHIFT program, which stands for Spring Hill Inspiration For Teens, was established to give Spring Hill teens a safe, understanding environment to spend time with peers and trained adults, to shape their future and their present, and to give them someone to talk to. SHIFT also encourages teens to open up through creative, fun was to spend their free time, and this makes adding our new park to Spring Hill even more beneficial for the program and the community!
The entire campus will home a skateboard & bike park, a bike pump track, two full size basketball courts, two full size sand volleyball courts, paved path with workout stations and a graffiti wall. There are a few more amenities currently being discussed and will only come into play if the space of the soon to be approved plot allows. As a team we have spotted and surveyed multiple locations to place the park in Spring Hill, the one location receiving the most attention from the park committee and the city council members, is the plot near the Spring Hill Aquatic Center.
The entirety of the park will offer entertainment for all ages from grown adults through teens, youths and even small children. This park is being made possible by the input and contributions of not just the Spring Hill community but from many different parts of Johnson County and beyond! With over 1000 signatures on our petition in the first month and a half of petitioning we have been stoked to see how much the community wants this awesome park to come to fruition!
This is the rough plan for the general layout of the skate and bike park in the location near the aquatic center. There will be access sidewalks and roads from the nearby neighborhoods making it very easy for the community to use the park. The surrounding paved walking and jogging path will have multiple fitness stations (blue dots) spread throughout.
Inside of the path will be the skate and bike park which will be in ground and constructed of concrete. Across the plot we will find the dirt built and community constructed bicycle pump tracks. These pump tracks will allow bikers from beginner to intermediate. Located between the to main attractions will be basketball and sand volleyball courts, approximately two of each. The plans also include a park shelter, trash removal services, restrooms and a graffiti wall.
The Park Details...
We hope to grow the connection amongst people in our community by adding this progressive park to Spring Hill. This growth in the community will bring more tourism and could easily lead to events that will contribute to economic growth for Spring Hill as well! We'll soon be seeking grants and donations from the citizens from of Spring Hill, surrounding areas other large contributors that will have honorable mentions!
- Skatepark Estimated Size, 12,000 Square Foot
- Full Size and Mini Pump Tracks Approximate Area, 37,500 Square Foot
- Basketball Courts Estimated Size, 6,300 Square Foot
- Sand Volleyball Approximate Size Total, 5,600 Square Foot
- Public Shelter Estimated Area, 1,600 Square Foot
- Sidewalks and Path Estimated Area of 1.5 Mile (To Be Determined)
- Fitness/Agility Stations Equipment Estimate, 9 Stations
- Public Seasonal Restrooms Upkeep
- Maintenance, Trash Services & Lawn Care
- Graffiti Wall Size, 200 Square Foot/ 4 Foot Tall (To Be Determined)
- Benches & Public Seating (To Be Determined)
Skateparks help create the need for quality skateboard shops. This helps bring new jobs and tax revenue to the community.
Skateparks help create new skateboard teaching and instructional job.
A professionally designed skatepark will attract out-of-town visitors to spend money within the community.
A public skatepark makes the community appear to be invested in the youth and active lifestyles. This will attract new residents to your community.