Wheeling Skate Park - Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Wheeling Skate Park  - Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
Wheeling Skate Park
BMX
  • no
Extra Info
There is no BMX permitted in the park.......only skateboarders and inline skaters.
Lights
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
No
Riding Surface?
Concrete

Construction Info

Designer
Builder

Location

Address
1 Community St
Postal Code
26003
Latitude
40.05
Longitude
-80.67
City
Wheeling
Directions
FROM THE EAST:Take the Elm Grove Exit #5 off I-70 West. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp. Turn right at the light (McDonalds will be on the corner to your left). Turn left at the next light onto Junior Avenue (United Bank will be on the corner). Turn right onto Lava Avenue, just past the row of buildings (Dominos Pizza will be on your left). There are signs for Chambers Baseball Fields. Follow Lava Avenue past Camelot Restaurant & Mason Rehab Center (on the left). The skatepark is on the left just past Mason Rehab.FROM THE WEST:Take the Elm Grove Exit #4 off I-70 East.Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp on to National Road/Highway 40. Turn right at the next light onto Junior Avenue (United Bank will be on the corner). Turn right onto Lava Avenue, just past the row of buildings (Dominos Pizza will be on your left). There are signs for Chambers Baseball Fields. Follow Lava Avenue past Camelot Restaurant & Mason Rehab Center (on the left). The skatepark is on the left just past Mason Rehab.

Contacts

Phone Number
304-242-1943
Managment
  • City

10/8/2007

The City is in the process of adding amenities which will include permanent restrooms. Currently there are porta-a-jons and a water fountain on site.

A beverage machine is coming shortly, as is a paved parking lot, landscaping, spectator seating and lighting. The park currently closes at dusk.


2/5/07

SKATEPARK BUILDER SELECTED

WHEELING - Grindline Skateparks, based in Seattle, Wash., has been selected by the city of Wheeling Skatepark Technical Review Committee to build Wheeling?s concrete skatepark.

Wheeling City Council will hear first reading Tuesday night in an ordinance choosing Grindline Skateparks to design and build the Wheeling Skatepark.

Grindline is known for its design and construction of concrete skateparks all over the United States and in other parts of the world. Grindline has built more than 75 skateparks to date, from Orcas Island in Washington State to the island of Okinawa, Japan. The Review Committee reviewed qualifications from five reputable skatepark builders. After narrowing their search to three companies, they finally reviewed proposals from Grindline and Team Pain, of Winter Park, Fla. Grindlines proposal is for a 8,500 square foot to 10,000-square-foot concrete skatepark with a cost of up to $330,300. Construction is expected to begin in April, with a grand opening tentatively scheduled for August.

The skatepark will be built in Elm Grove, adjacent to the Wheeling Heritage Trail and at the bottom of the hill leading to the Chambers Baseball/Softball Complex. The grassroots efforts was led by Wheeling resident, Diana Mey, whose son Nathan approached Wheeling City Council at age 12 to ask for their help. The Wheeling Skatepark Committee has raised more than $175,000 in donations and grants. Donations came in from local foundations, individuals, and businesses. The Tony Hawk Foundation funded the Wheeling Skatepark Committee twice, with a total donation amounting to $26,000. The City of Wheeling dedicated $67,000 last year to the committee, and has since applied for a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant in the amount of $100,000, bringing the total funds available to approximately $275,000. The Wheeling Skatepark Committee partnered with the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley to administer the funds.

Diana Mey, Chair

Wheeling Skatepark Committee

Map

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Yee Haw!
Lots of fun, it has vert and lights. No toilet yet (they were working on that in 2007 but its in West Virginia and a drive down national road will let you know that there ain't money for a fancy can at the skatepark). If you need privacy to do your business... nevermind. And Cabelas is like 3 exits further down 70 and that's an awesome hunting / fishing store.
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