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Milford Skatepark

Skatepark 10.28.2020As of Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Milford Skatepark is open for use. Some final construction elements, including permanent signage, landscaping, and other site amenities will be finalized in the spring. Once those items are completed, we anticipate a formal Grand Opening Event (subject to any COVID-related restrictions that me be in effect) to take place in Spring 2021.

Users of the Milford Skatepark are expected to adhere to the following rules.

Milford Skatepark Rules
 
  •  No supervision provided. Skate at your own risk and know your own ability.
  • Adult supervision recommended for children under the age of 10.
  • Practice proper skating etiquette. If you don’t know – ask another skater.
  • The skatepark is open for use between sunrise and sunset.
  • Skateboards, scooters, BMX bicycles, and roller skates/in-line skates are permitted. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • The use of protective equipment such as helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards is strongly encouraged and should be used at all times.
  • The addition of ramps or other obstacles is prohibited.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited within the skating area. Glass containers are prohibited.
  • The use of alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs is prohibited.
  • Spectators should remain outside the skating area.
  • Be respectful of other park users – no pets, loud music, or littering.
 
Project History
The idea of a skatepark in Milford first emerged over 20 years ago, and several volunteer groups over the years have stepped up to try and bring a skatepark to the community. Building on those past efforts and the lesson learned along the way, a group of local students and their parents approached the Village in 2016 about the potential of making this project a reality.

An ad hoc Skatepark Committee, comprised of members of the Village Council, Village Parks & Recreation Commission, and members of the public, was established to oversee the project. The goal from the beginning was to construct a "plaza-style" skatepark suited for the needs of the local skating community in an area of the Village that was easily reached by walking or riding. Following discussions regarding potential locations, and private fundraising to cover the design costs, final approval was granted to proceed with designing a skatepark to be located within the eastern portion of Fairgrounds Park, adjacent to the Senior Center parking lot.

Milford Skate Park Approved DesignIn 2017, Spohn Ranch was hired as the design/build contractor for this project. Subsequent ad hoc committee meetings and a public design charette resulted in the final design shown above. This park is designed to accommodate not only skating, but other non-motorized, wheeled activities, including BMX.

In January 2018, the Milford Village Council approved the design and budget for the proposed Milford Skatepark, to be located in Fairgrounds Park, near the Milford Civic Center and Milford Senior Center. Following this approval, private donations are being raised by the Project: S-Park Group with a targeted groundbreaking in 2020. 

In late 2019, the Milford Village Council approved a plan to construct the skatepark in two phases, with construction for the first phase set for 2020. Following a successful crowdfunding campiagn via Patronicity, and a matching grant from the  Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Public Spaces Community Places program, the project design moved ahead with final plans to prepare for construction.

Construction on Phase 1 of the Milford Skatepark begun on September 18, 2020. Photos from the construction of the park can be found in the gallery below. Fundraising and grant-writing for Phase 2 continues. For information regarding both in-kind and monetary donations toward Phase 2 of the project, please download the Milford Skatepark Donor Guide. Donated funds are held by the Village of Milford.
Milford Skate Park - photo 1
Milford Skate Park - photo 4
Milford Skatepark Phase 1
Skatepark Construction - Steel Delivery
Skatepark Construction Progress as of 9.23.2020
Skatepark Progress as of 9.29.20
Skatepark Progress as of 9.29.20
Skatepark 10.1.20
Skatepark 10.2.20
Skatepark 10.8.20
Skatepark 10.8.20 (2)
Skatepark 10.15.20
Skatepark 10.26.20