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Avon searches for best site for future ‘skate plaza’

    Avon Skate Coalition eyes Old Fire Station location, but some council members remained unconvinced

    Apr 14, 2023 —Amid conversations about what to do along its pedestrian mall and with its recreation center — the area currently branded as La Zona — the town of Avon heard a pitch to put a “skate plaza” where the Old Fire Station currently sits.

    Brought forth by the Avon Skate Coalition and Lee Dubin, a University of Colorado Denver student, the pitch is part of an ongoing effort to find space in the town for a skatepark.

    Members of the Avon Skate Coalition joined the Avon Town Council on Tuesday, April 11 to share their pitch to bring a skate plaza to the Old Fire Station site in town.
    Screenshot, High Five Media

    Avon Skate Coalition came together in 2021 with a petition and Facebook group dedicated to the idea. As the idea gained traction and support from the local skate community, the Education Foundation of Eagle County came on as a fiscal agent when it received a $25,000 planning grant from….