Flounder & Friends Skatepark


Valparaiso Skatepark is Valparaiso's newest park project! This 15,000+ square foot design has all the elements users will be excited about - mini ramp, bowl, street features, and more. 

The project team is finalizing construction documents and preparing to go to bid in early Spring. Once bids are awarded and the conditions are favorable for construction, ground breaking will take place in late Spring. The projections are calling for a 8-10 month construction timeframe putting the ribbon cutting ceremony towards the end of 2023.

The park is being designed to a base package with the ability to expand the footprint and features if additional funding becomes available. With that strategy in mind, The project team is working hard to raise an additional $300,000.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is part of the planning process of the skatepark?
A task force is in place with local skate enthusiasts as well as key players in making this skatepark a reality -  Dug Ketterman of DugOut Design Studio (& former Valparaiso Viking), Jeff Zielinski of Driftwood Collective, and Matt Keiser of Abonmarche.

Where will the skatepark be located?

After multiple sites were considered and a thorough analysis was completed, Fairgrounds Park was selected as the future site of the Valparaiso Skatepark.

Will this skatepark be for more than just skateboarders?
Yes! We will cater to all sports including: skateboard, bike, scooter and skates.

When will this skatepark be complete?
Construction is currently in progress! Assuming work continues to progress at the steady rate it’s maintained so far, Valpo Parks is hoping to have the park open to the public as early as November 2023.

How do I get involved in the skatepark?
Valpo Parks Foundation is excited to announce that long-time community and Parks supporter, Deb Koeppen, has been hired to help with the final fundraising push for the project. For more information on how you can donate to the project, please contact Deb at campaigndirector@valpo.us. To donate online visit the Valpo Parks Foundation website HERE

Who do I contact with questions on the skatepark?
Please direct questions to Skatepark@valpo.us.

Who are the Skatepark Coalition?
They are a local skatepark advocacy group that is focused on driving awareness and youth engagement. For more information on the VSC, please visit their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Valparaisoskateparkcoalition

Get Involved

For more information on how you can provide input and participate in these projects, please sign up for our Valparaiso Skatepark email list.Join Our Email List

Upcoming Events

RIbbon Cutting
Stay tuned for a ribbon cutting date Fall 2023!

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