McNair Gravity Park in Livingston is Officially Open
If you've driven near Sacajawea Park in Livingston lately, chances are you've seen construction underway on McNair Gravity Park. The park began as a dream nearly 10 years ago, but with the help of some incredibly passionate individuals, generous donors, and the City of Livingston, the new 12,000 sq.ft. park is now a reality.
For the past 2 years, an event called Skaterpalooza was used to raise money for the new park. When the City of Livingston realized that organizers were serious, they donated a piece of land near Sacajawea Park. The first monetary donation to the park came from Arthur Blank. Blank is a well-known resident of Paradise Valley and donated $60,000 to help build the new park.
Since October 2015, over $360,000 has been raised. When it came time to start construction on the park, organizers realized they were around $64,000 short. Once again, the City of Livingston helped out by finding additional resources. Since that time, the park has raised money to repay the city.
On Saturday, June 23, McNair Gravity Park will host Skaterpalooza 2018. This year marks the fourth year of the event. Skaterpalooza 20 will include a live auction to help raise money for park maintenance. Ther will also be live music, food vendors, and bouncy houses for kids.
Over 50 unique skateboard decks, covered in artwork from artists all over the country will be up for auction at Skaterpalooza.
Check out a couple of the decks below:
Here are some event details:
WHAT: Skaterpalooza 2018
WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018. Noon until dark.
WHERE: McNair Gravity Park. Livingston, Montana.
For more information about Mcnair Gravity Park and Skaterpalooza 2018, click here.