Skating on

Local group raises funds, support for expanded skatepark

Colin Bailey competes during a fundraiser for Chico Skatepark Solutions, of which his father, Scott Bailey, is a member. The group, whose mantra is “Fix Chico Skatepark,” has been working for months to raise money as well as the support of the city and the Chico Area Recreation and Park District to revamp the current skatepark on Humboldt Avenue. The group’s immediate goal is to expand the existing park into the grassy area that abuts it and to improve its features. All in all, Bailey expects the project to cost $200,000. Saturday’s event was a huge success, he said, attracting 400 people throughout the day and raising over $1,000. The group’s next event will be a dinner and auction at the Sierra Nevada Big Room Feb. 20. Go to <a href="http://fixchicoskatepark.com/">fixchicoskatepark.com</a> for more info and to buy tickets.

Colin Bailey competes during a fundraiser for Chico Skatepark Solutions, of which his father, Scott Bailey, is a member. The group, whose mantra is “Fix Chico Skatepark,” has been working for months to raise money as well as the support of the city and the Chico Area Recreation and Park District to revamp the current skatepark on Humboldt Avenue. The group’s immediate goal is to expand the existing park into the grassy area that abuts it and to improve its features. All in all, Bailey expects the project to cost $200,000. Saturday’s event was a huge success, he said, attracting 400 people throughout the day and raising over $1,000. The group’s next event will be a dinner and auction at the Sierra Nevada Big Room Feb. 20. Go to fixchicoskatepark.com for more info and to buy tickets.

Photo by John Domogma