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Middleton: Tony Hawk Foundation awards $7,500 challenge grant for new skate park

The city of Middleton needs to raise $5,000 by Jan. 26 to receive a $7,500 challenge grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to construct a new skate park.

"We are thrilled the Foundation recognized the benefit this brings the Middleton community," said Becky Crofts, park administrator, in a press release.

"Our goal is to build parks for all ages, parks that have leisure areas to rest, relax and connect with family, friends and neighbors as well as active areas to play and exercise. The skate park is a needed amenity in Middleton," said Crofts. "This park was designed to provide fun and active options for skaters, long boarders, BMXers and scooter riders of all ages and abilities."

The new skate park will be built in Piccadilly Park across the street from the Middleton Middle School. Construction is scheduled for 2015.

"We are confident we can raise the additional funding through community and business donations," said Mayor Darin Taylor.

The city has several tax-deductible donation options, including a "Pave the Path to the Park" brick donation program for individuals and small businesses, churches and organizations. Donation information is available online or by calling Croft at 585-3133.

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