The Black River Falls Rotary Club had chosen to sponsor the construction of a skatepark in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. Members of the Rotary Club, the City and local riders formed a committee to investigate their options for developing a skatepark that reflects the unique landscape of Black River Falls. ARTIFEX created an aesthetically pleasing design offering a good balance of street and transitional riding experiences. The design and construction provides a low maintenance facility for city and park staff and it is centrally located at Lunda Community Park alongside the public aquatic center – just a few of the details making the Black River Falls Rotary Club Skatepark environment a “best practice” public skatepark.
This project was a collaboration between the Rotary Club, the City of Black River Falls, ARTIFEX Skatepark Environments, Paragon Associates (local landscape architectural firm), Gerber Leisure Products, California Skateparks (specialty skatepark contractor), and Fowler & Hammer (general contractors).
- Use of local rock and colors, creating unique riding formations
- Half bowl / spine integrated with entry walk (not interfering w/ plaza aesthetics
- Multi-tier plaza
- Accommodates all skill levels and riding styles
- Sets a new standard for hybrid skateparks by insetting above-ground ramp equipment into custom designed concrete block retaining walls; reducing noise, eliminating need for guardrails, avoiding seams/gaps and significantly reducing overall maintenance.