Bucks County Herald

Quakertown to break ground on athletic park project

A groundbreaking ceremony for phase one of the Quakertown Action Park Transformation Project takes place 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Quakertown’s Main Street Skate Park, 670 S. Main St., Quakertown.

Phase one will include the construction of a 2,800-square-foot building that will be the home base of operations for Free Fall Action Sports. The building will include a snack stand, restrooms, offices and a shared meeting area for both Free Fall Action Sports and the Quakertown Borough Parks and Recreation Department.

Financial funding and donated services for phase one has been provided by local businesses, church partners and community members. Berks Ridge Company Enterprises Inc. will lead the construction with help from many of its partnering contractors.

The Quakertown Action Park Committee continues to finalize details on phase two, the construction of a new state-of-the-art outdoor concrete skatepark, which will be next to the new building. This will replace the existing skatepark that was originally installed in 2003.

Funding for phase one and two has recently reached the milestone of $1 million. This has been made possible by the significant support of local family business partners including the Marcho Family, Bergey’s Auto Dealerships, the Kenneth M. Carr family, Hatfield Quality Meats and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Department of Community and Economic Development state grant funding, as well as the Tony Hawk Foundation.

The vision is to see Quakertown’s Main Street Park transformed into a state-of-the art action sports recreation and training facility that acts as a hub for additional mentorship and development opportunities. Completion of the project will provide a place for bikers, skateboarders and youth of all ages to come together and progress in their sport in a safe, positive and community-friendly environment.

For information, visit freefallactionsports.com or call Ryan Sevenski at the Quakertown Borough Parks and Recreation Department at 215-536-5001 x113.




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