Collaboration ignites skate park beautification project

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 1:04 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF • @NWABENGOFF Cole Duncan of Fayetteville attempts to clear 10 skateboards in a highest ollie contest Thursday during the grand reopening celebration for the Bentonville Skate Park at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Duncan was one of two winners to clear nine boards. The Mars Agency partnered with students in the Bentonville Public Schools Ignite Program to design and paint a nature-themed mural on the concrete ramps at the park.

Kyle Marlatt sat on his skateboard while watching fellow skaters competed in an ollie contest, seeing how many stacked boards they could jump over on their own board.

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The Walton Family Foundation has awarded BikeNWA another grant to do a similar reinvestment project at the Rogers skate park. The organization is working with students from the Arkansas Arts Academy for the design but is looking for a corporate sponsor to become a partner in the project.

Interested companies should email info@bikenwa.org.

Source: Staff Report

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