Riehl Skate Park closer to becoming a reality
The ribbon has been cut, and the ceremonial shovels dug into the ground.
Depending on weather, the Isaac Riehl Skate Park being built at Marlene Stewart Streit Park in Pelham is roughly ten weeks away from becoming a reality.
The skate park, in memory of 14 year old Isaac Riehl, will boast 84 hundred square feet, and will also accommodate novice long boarders.
The total cost comes in at around $440 thousand dollars, and will be paid by community donations, Town of Pelham contributions, and AVIVA Fund donations.
The town of Pelham pitched in $296,265 dollars, community donations so far equal $29,500 dollars, and AVIVA Fund donations equaled $115,000 dollars.
According to Town of Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn any extra money coming in from donations will be used for beautification, like adding benches or landscaping.
The skatepark will feature a quarterpipe, flat ledge, down rail, snake run, slappy wall, and memorials to Isaac.
Roughly 40 people, including Isaac's mom Bonita and friend Mariah Bunz, were in attendance to officially put shovels in the ground, but actual construction started on August 20th.
Bunz was pivotal in getting the project from conception to reality.
Isaac was killed while longboarding on Foss Road in Pelham back in October.