Quincy Skate Park in Lincoln Park
UPDATE JANUARY 2015 – As of January 12, 2015, the State of Illinois halted the awarding of contracts and grants by Executive Order from Governor Rauner. The OSLAD grant awarding for this project falls under this current freeze. We will release details as more become available.
After receiving our $30,000 matching grant from the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program (OSLAD), the Park District and Adams County Skate Park NFP are one step closer to realizing the completion of a skate park in Lincoln Park.
The project sits just $9,000 from its goal of building a $70,000 skate park for the youth in the Quincy area. We need your help to reach their goal. Individuals, businesses and not-for-profit groups are asked to help by donating in several ways. You can call the Park District office at 217-223-7703, donate to the Quincy Park Foundation designating it for the Skate Park project or by calling Marty Miller, Adams County Skate Park Vice-President, at 217-257-5366.
All donations are tax deductible, and donations of $100 or more will receive recognition on a permanent plaque at the Skate Park.
Skate parks have become one of the most popular choices for new recreational facilities in the last decade. Approximately 17 percent of U.S. youth, ages 5-24 years, are active skaters. Skate parks have been built all around Quincy in Pittsfield, Galesburg, Springfield, Hannibal and Oskaloosa, Iowa. Today, our you in Quincy can only skate on dangerous streets or on private property that do not want the liability or the damage of allowing skating. The average child spends six hours per day in front of a TV or computer screen. Skateboarding is a healthy, active outdoor sport that builds confidence, self-esteem, encourages physical fitness and helps fight obesity. Please help us reach our goal to provide a new activity for the youth of Quincy!