It was an unusual setting Friday in Leavenworth where alpenhorns helped welcome in a new skatepark. The Leavenworth Skate Park ribbon cutting ceremony was the culmination of a quick municipal project partnering tons of local businesses, donors and the City of Leavenworth. Mayor Cheri Farivar emceed the event Friday afternoon in the Bavarian Village.
Farivar – “This project was funded jointly by the City of Leavenworth and the Cascade School District. To add enhancements to the project, Stone Parker raised over $11,000 in additional contributions. Those dollars, combined with the additional funds and in-kind work by the City of Leavenworth provide us with this wonderful skate park we’re opening here today. Thanks to all who made this possible.”
Contributions were made by:
The Blue Lotus Foundation
Cashmere Valley Bank
Home Skate Boards
Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks
Otis Childers Construction
Wok About Grill
Northwest Pride Painting
The Leavenworth Skatepark Project also received contributions from:
The McIndoe Family
Mohammed and Glory
Leavenworth Community Workplace
Uncle Uli’s Pub
Marson & Marson Lumber
Sage Mountain Natural Foods
Leavenworth Vacation Rentals
Always There Property Care
The skatepark was built and designed by Grindline Skateparks.
Their team was Matt Fleugge, Michael Shapiro and Emily Giaquinta, who kept all the paper sorted. Farivar also thanked all the member of the City Council and members on the Skatepark Committee, including Margaret Neighbors, Mia Bretz and Gretchen Wearne. Josh Wulfman, Tim Dougherty, Stone Parker, Herb Enik and John Schons were also on the committee, “spending countless hours organizing and trying to figure out the process of actually building this park,” said Farivar.
Mayor Farivar continued, “…in some respects, this is a project that went relatively quickly. And we are very thankful for that.” And with that, the ribbon was cut and the park officially opened to skaters and scooter riders. The original Leavenworth Skate Park had to be moved to Enchantment Park to make room for construction of the new Cascade High School. The park is included in a memorandum of understanding between the City of Leavenworth and Cascade School District and must be maintained through 2025.