Skate park rolls to completion

The skate park, located east of the SunUte Community and adjacent to the SunUte Park is rolling towards the Thanksgiving completion date. The Artisan Skateparks construction crew have been working on the skate park, building forms, assembling rebar and pouring concrete; and various sections of the skate park are nearly complete.
A bank with “extensions” varying in height along the top edge, line the west side of the skate park. Along the top of the feature, there will be skateable rolling surfaces.
Rebar is set and ready for concrete above one of the bowls. Various rails and steps are included in the design throughout the skate park.
The kidney bowl is complete with transitions, and a box, for dropping in with “coping” along the top edges of the bowl.
Artisan Skateparks workers set rebar and forms for a “flat,” that runs between transitions on the east side of the skate park.
The quarter pipe, one of the most impressive features is being formed and prepared for the pouring of concrete. The feature will include tiles selected by the Sunshine Smith Youth Advisory Council, emblazoned with the Southern Ute Tribal Seal on the “vert wall.”
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

The skate park is rolling towards it’s Thanksgiving completion date as scheduled and things are really taking shape. Ramps and bowls are complete, flats are being formed, concrete being poured, and colored sections of the skate park are being set as well. A virtual opening is being planned with the Native Connections Program of the Southern Ute Behavioral Health Dept. “A huge skate fest is also in the works once Covid restrictions are lifted,” said Robin Duffy-Wirth, Director of the SunUte Community Center. “We have involved the Sunshine Smith Youth Advisory Council in every step we have made, including design, and choice of tiles for the quarter pipe.”

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