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Avon Skate Coalition receives $25,000 grant to begin planning process

    But first, the town and coalition need to select a viable site for the skate park

    Oct 8, 2022 | Efforts to bring a skate park to Avon started in 2021 when Mark Beresniewicz formed the Avon Skate Coalition Facebook page and a petition to garner community support. And this August, the coalition received a $25,000 planning grant from the Colorado Health Foundation — enabling it to jump into its next phase of planning and preparation.

    In August 2022, the Avon Skate Coalition received $25,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation to begin planning work for a skate park in Avon.
    Avon Skate Coalition/Courtesy Photo

    “It’s very exciting to have this opportunity and what’s even better is we’ve been able to work well — with the town, with students and with everyone in our community — we’ve all been working really well together. It’s just very exciting when a project seems to align the way this one has,” said Amy Lewis, the grant administrator for the Education Foundation of Eagle County.

    Beresniewicz originally tapped Lewis as his long-time colleague and community member to help with the Avon Skate Coalition early on, and now the Education Foundation of Eagle County is serving as the fiscal agent…..