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Skate Park

Skatepark – Fundraising, plan and further info

If you prefer to send a check, make it out to Town of Bradford and mail to
Town of Bradford
POBox 339
Bradford, VT 05033
Include “Skatepark Donation” on memo line. 
More – sign up for our monthly email newsletter to stay informed of progress. And if you have an idea for a more involved fundraising partnership, email
The Bradford Skatepark Subcommittee is dedicated to funding, planning, and facilitating the creation of a welcoming, quality concrete skatepark in Bradford, Vermont. The park will be designed and constructed with attention to detail to provide accessibility, safety, usability, and a community gathering space to be enjoyed for generations to come.  If you would like to be involved, email

Benefits of Skatepark & Action Sports (skateboard, scooter, BMX, skates, wheelchair cross, etc)

  • Inclusive & supportive community.
  • Expands recreational opportunities and creates a destination recreation economy.
  • Improves mental health.
  • Encourages resilience.
  • Exercise reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves mood, and promotes
  • general feelings of well-being.
  • Pro-social activity that provides an opportunity for relationship
  • building both non-verbally and verbally.

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April Line Dance fundraising events

About 80 dancers joined us on Mondays in March to learn line dancing and contribute to the fundraiser where world-renowned choreographer/instructor, Conrad Farnham, got us started.  Line dance fundraising continues on
April 1, 8, 15 and 29.
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The miniramp at Elizabeth's Park is ready for use! View recent photos
Huge thanks to our crew of volunteers and the Walter Lee Grant for covering material costs. Our skatepark ‘starter kit’ will be ready to ride soon. We’ll announce here and on FB & IG. With this miniramp, we’ll give skaters a safe place to recreate while we fundraise for a concrete skatepark.

September Community outreach at the  Wells River street festival with raffle prizes, cookies and our mascot Walter.
Valley News front page article from June 23, 2023.  See this link for full article.

August 4, 2023 – Local Philanthropist pledges $50,000 to Bradford Skatepark


June 22, 2023 — Town of Bradford Selectboard pledges up to $195,000 for the Skatepark to come out of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds, providing that the parks and recreation committee is able to raise the necessary funds remaining for the skate park, by June 1, 2025.


BPRC often makes announcements on the Bradford (and surrounding town’s) listserv.  Here’s the link to find out more about listserv tool supported by Vital Communities.

Vermont Council Rural Development’s visioning sessions: Moving Bradford Forward Together. See this link for the full report. 
And we often make announcements on our Facebook page.


After tending to issues at Elizabeth’s Park, Parks & Rec presents the skatepark plan to Selectboard May 25, 2023.

Parks & Rec presents the skatepark plan to Selectboard Nov 10, 2023.

From the VCRD visit, a Parks & Rec Task Force was formed. Initial groundwork and research done before handed off to BPRC.

Current skateparks in Vermont