Kilborne DIY Skatepark is an initiative by The Charlotte Skate Foundation (CSF) to provide skaters in Charlotte a new home in the wake of Eastland DIY’s demolition. The park will be located on a pair of repurposed tennis courts inside of Kilborne park, only 5 minutes away from the former site of Eastland DIY. CSF has worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation to establish terms and conditions that will allow this DIY to exist legally and permanently, the first of its kind in Charlotte. Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation is aligned to lease the site to CSF for $1 per year and give the community free reign to build as long as we respect the terms of the lease.
The lease requires CSF to hold its own liability insurance on the property. Our insurance company offers coverage for $6500 per year. Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation have donated the land and given their permission to use it, but they are not able to help fund the project at this time. In order to succeed, the park must be self-sustaining.
Just like many other DIY skateparks, this park will be funded by the very community that uses it. To pay for the liability insurance and the materials needed to build the park, donations from the community are crucial. The Charlotte Skate Foundation is a registered 501-c3 non-profit corporation, meaning all donations are tax-deductible. We are not yet in GoFundMe’s charity database, but we can provide the necessary legal info to whoever donates and wishes to write it off on their taxes.
By choosing to donate you will be directly helping a rich, diverse, and resilient community establish our permanent home.