Thank You, Thank You, Thank you ~
To All the incredible human beings that gave their ALL to make the new "Fish Bowl" and Feature Additions to the Tom Fish Memorial Skatepark in Gold Hill, OR. From start to finish it was a total
group effort. Late nights, early, early mornings, 100+ degree weather, thunder, lightning, hail storms, surrounded by smoke and fire.. All in all we had a lot of fun building a really fun
little addition. It's the people here that really made it happen and SO Much FUN! Thanks to everyone for letting us be a part of such a wonderful experience. My heart is FULL and it's 100% thanks to
ALL of you - you know who you are!!
Thank you to CAN-DO for all your support and enthusiasm. You're all such a great group of people doing SO many great things for your community. Could not have done this without you!
Also, to the City of Gold Hill, Thank you for your support and accommodations. This is a wonderful park you have helped to provide for your community!!
And, of course, a Very Special Heartfelt Thank You to Jan and Peter Fish. The two of you are the heart and soul of this Creation. It's been a true pleasure being a part of this adventure with
you. Thank you for all the time and effort you have both put in to provide this amazing place for all of us. So much Love, Respect and Admiration for you both.
FISH BOWL ADDITION CREW!! YOU GUYS ROCK!
Nathan "Ox" Oxford
And a shout out to some of the other folks that stopped by to lend a hand or show their support...
Stuart, Johnny, Rayann, Izzy, Isaiah, Austin, Frank... and many others.
The Ketchikan Skateboard park was another great project. Funded mainly by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the White Family along with a Tony Hawk Grant and lots of local fundraising. I can't say
enough about this unique community to do it justice but TRULY, building this park and having the opportunity to be a part of the community was an experience of a lifetime. Local involvement and
support was incredible. Being there, you really feel how much everyone wants to help provide fun activity options for the children. They're on an island. So, it was important to provide a creative
park that was inviting for beginners yet challenging as the skateboarding abilities progressed. We can't give enough THANK YOU's to all the people that helped out with the project.
The US Coast Guard was SO kind and supportive to make a PRICELESS Donation. Not all donations were able to be integrated into Phase I but are safely stored away and waiting to be used in the next Phase! Thank You to Paul Hamilton of P and T Construction for hauling!
The Sisters, OR Skatepark was an AMAZING project. We were really excited and privileged to be able to be involved in such a phenomenal project. Spearheaded by Mr. Daniel O'Neill, a teacher at Sisters High School and Skateboarder, along with Sisters High Students and Sisters Park and Recreation
District. An incredible amount of local community and business support and countless volunteer hours from local Skateboarders (Sisters, Bend, Redmond and all over). Excavation was donated by Robinson and Owen Construction
of Sisters, OR.
Sisters Skatepark Designer, Daniel O'Neill, and son Miles with Liquid Stone Designs kids, Happy and Axl, during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Liquid Stone Designs, LLC focuses on the creation of fun and highly functional skateboarding facilities that encourage a family atmosphere. We've found that when you have a skate park that's fun and challenging for skaters of all skill levels it provides not only a safe place for kids to skate but also encourages involvement from parents. Our goal is to create skate parks where beginners can excel at their own pace while also learning from more advanced skaters. Generally this allows the older skaters to mentor the younger skaters in skill, etiquette and taking pride in their local park. Building a facility that's challenging is important because it allows growth and improvement of not only the beginning skateboarders but advanced skaters as well. Skateboarders like to travel to check out new skate parks and if there is a reason for them to return, they will, bringing revenue to the local community by staying in local motels or campgrounds, eating in local restaurants and shopping in local stores.
Ultimately, we do this for the kids and so we focus on building facilities that they can continuously grow with, not grow out of. Let's help keep our youth active. :o)
Happy (Age 7) ~ Gold Beach, OR