Community is on board for new sport park
Posted on 11/18/2021
Photo by Shvets, Pexels. Foot on skateboardThe Northville Skatepark Committee has been working hard to get a skatepark built in Northville to provide a recreational asset and place to socialize for youth and others. The effort was spearheaded by the family of Dominic Duhn – who was tragically hit by a car while skateboarding on Sheldon Road in 2020.

The project is gaining momentum in the community and already counts among its supporters: Northville Parks and Recreation, Northville Youth Network (NYN), the City of Northville, and Northville Public School District.

The Northville City Council approved a resolution at its June 21 meeting that supports a conceptual plan by the Northville Skate Park Committee to establish a skate park in Northville, either city or township. The resolution states the park would provide a healthy fitness and mental health activity for youth and also honor Dominic Duhn.

Recently, the Northville Public School District passed a resolution of support for the skatepark.

The fundraising goal is $500,000 to build a 10,000 ft.2 skatepark at Millennium Park. To date, $170,000 has been raised. While fundraising is going strong, more is needed.

The Northville Township Board of Trustees will hold a special study session on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Township Hall to consider this project, along with a request for $150,000 in financial support.

Public attendance is encouraged by the committee. However, if you support a new skatepark but can’t attend the study session, send a letter or email with your comments to the Township Clerk’s office prior to the meeting. Not all skateboards are youth, but most started the sport at a young age. For many, the sport has taken them to competitions and helped them excel in academic and professional pursuits. Just look at Tony Hawk’s skateboarding fame.

For more information on all the benefits the skatepark will bring to the Northville community, visit the committee’s website and Facebook page.

Photo below: This is one option for the skateboard park shown on the committee's website.
one option for skateboard park