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Be a part of the POOL: Donate a pool tile to the Bennett DIY Skatepark Project

Hi everyone,
The time has come for those of you who love skateboarding, believe in the DIY ethos, and want to raise the bar in skatepark design and construction, to step up to the plate. The Bennett DIY Skatepark Project incorporates all of these values and we hope that you will support us: SKATERS BUILDING SKATEPARKS!

It’s easy. Buy a pool tile. The Bennett park will be home to Colorado’s first, true skatepark pool, which will feature shallow end stairs, a deathbox, pool coping, and, of course, pool tile. Our pool design calls for 800 tiles. If each tile is bought, we will reach our fundraising goal.

Example Tile above

It’s cheap advertising!
Tiles start at just $40 for your lettering/logo. Photo tiles are $50. Or, you can buy an entire linear foot of tile with any design/image (8 tiles: 2 up, 4 across) for $300. Advertise for your business or website, dedicate a tile to friend, or simply represent skateboarding with your donation.

Do it!
If you have a paypal account, you can purchase pool tiles through the CCPS website. Here is the direct link: You can then email your image, logo, lettering, etc, to: If you just want lettering, you can simply type it into the ‘notes’ section of your paypal order and we will choose a font size and style for you.

You can also mail your check or money order (payable to “CCPS”) to:
1456 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80220
Business cards, photos, clippings, etc. can be included in your mailing and we will prep the image for engraving.

I truly appreciate all of you that support us!
Ashley Mott
Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks

If you are unfamiliar with the Bennett Project, please see below:

Bennett, Colorado is a small plains community situated 30 miles to the east of Denver. Some years ago, the local skaters raised $5,000 to construct a small skatepark, which was built by members of the community. Today, the park is in bad shape. The metal mini ramp is rusted, warped, and dangerous, the slab is cracked, and the pyramid has a hole the size of a softball at the top of it. So, the skaters of Bennett, the Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks (CCPS), and the town have teamed up to rebuild the park, and to do it with the same DIY ethic the people of Bennett have always had. Members of Team Pain’s concrete crew have volunteered their time and labor to this project, so the new park is sure to be one of Colorado’s best. The park renovations call for a real pool replica, complete with pool coping, tiles, and shallow end stairs, as well as a street course. Your donation to the “Town of Bennett / Skatepark” fund will be used entirely for materials, as all labor will be donated by local skateboarders, professional skatepark builders, and the town’s people. Your donation will give the skaters of Bennett the opportunity to skate at a world class skatepark in a town where youth activities are desperately needed.
I truly appreciate all of you that support us!
Ashley Mott
Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks
(720) 883-3937