SK8 Nelson Skateboard Park Becoming Reality @ RVCC : 8.24.09

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Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : It won't be long before this skateboard and its owner get to use the new half pipe under construction at RVCC.
Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : It won't be long before this skateboard and its owner get to use the new half pipe under construction at RVCC.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

Nothing, nothing was going to stop Tim Gorman from having a skateboard park in Nelson County, Virginia. For months and months Tim has been quietly, and sometimes not so quietly, raising money to begin construction of the first phase at The Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton, Virginia. Within the past few days, Tim and other volunteers began construction on the park. Tim founded Sk8Nelson about a year ago.

One youngster gives the partially completed half pipe a test run Sunday afternoon.
One youngster gives the partially completed half pipe a test run Sunday afternoon.

All of the money for the first phase of construction was raised a month or so ago.

Bill Howard (left) and Michael Donegan help to assemble bracing beams for the half pipe.
Bill Howard (left) and Michael Donegan help to assemble bracing beams for the half pipe.
The young men help Gifford Childs of RVCC move a platform into place.
The young men help Gifford Childs of RVCC move a platform into place.
Lots of screws. And lots of driving screws.
Lots of screws. And lots of driving screws.
With predicted good weather for the coming week, most of the phase one construction will be completed.
With predicted good weather for the coming week, most of the phase one construction will be completed.

Tim says his long term plans for the park include additional concrete structures and ramps to compliment the half pipe.

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