Officials from the City of Kennesaw unveiled design plans for its 40,000 square foot skate park facility at a presentation during its Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, June 2 at 8 pm in Swift-Cantrell Park. The project, which will be located in Swift-Cantrell Park, will be the first ever permanent skate park to feature elements modeled on a competitive street skate park plaza design. It will be capable of hosting large and small size competitive skateboarding events.
The presentation featured a video shown on a giant inflatable screen that will include images of the proposed park and a message from Rob Dyrdek, skateboarding champion and entrepreneur who has been supporting the project. Mayor Mark Mathews introduced two keys partners on the project: Brian Moore, President of the SITE Design Group, the project’s designers, and Joe Ciaglia, Chief Executive Officer of California Skateparks, the contractors. A display depicting the architectural rendering will be unveiled in the park.
The all-concrete skate park will be one of the largest in the southeast and is expected to draw skateboarders from across the region. The unique design will provide elements for skateboarders of all skill levels. The project includes additional parking. Spectators will be able to view the activities in a family-friendly setting for free.
“I’m very impressed with how the City of Kennesaw has taken the time to make sure they are getting a world class skate park for their community,” said SITE Design Group President Brian Moore. “In all my years in this industry, I’ve never worked with a mayor from a city that has shown so much passion towards a skate park project. I can’t wait to see the results.”