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DONE! : Nelson’s First Skatepark Officially Opens @ RVCC : 9.5.09

[ 7 ] September 5, 2009 |
Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Jason Oliver drops in the new half pipe after a dedication ceremony Saturday morning at RVCC. Click on any image for larger view.

Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Jason Oliver drops in the new half pipe after a dedication ceremony Saturday morning at RVCC. Click on any image for larger view.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

One week turned into three, but Tim Gorman officially cut (or in this case, pulled the ribbon into) to officially mark the opening of Sk8 Nelson’s 1st phase of a skatepark on the grounds of The Rockfish Valley Community Center. The majority of the park was funded by private donations. We first told you about the construction underway a few weeks ago.

Tim Gorman, who spearheaded the effort, thanks the crowd on hand Saturday morning just before opening the skatepark.

Tim Gorman, who spearheaded the effort, thanks the crowd on hand Saturday morning just before opening the skatepark.

Tim pulls the ribbon apart to officially open the park!

Tim pulls the ribbon apart to officially open the park!

Jacob Lane is one of the young men that's been helping construct the half pipe. Saturday he made it official!

Jacob Lane is one of the young men that's been helping construct the half pipe. Saturday he made it official!

It's not just for skateboarders, rollerblades too!

It's not just for skateboarders, rollerblades too!

Some og the youngsters found other ways to entertain themselves until the park officially opened!

Some og the youngsters found other ways to entertain themselves until the park officially opened!

John Howard (AKA HoBo Jac) drops in Saturday morning.

John Howard (AKA HoBo Jac) drops in Saturday morning.

Everyone waiting for the signal to skate!

Everyone waiting for the signal to skate!

Someone in the crowd holds up a sign thanking Tim Gorman for making the project happen.

Someone in the crowd holds up a sign thanking Tim Gorman for making the project happen.

Colin Bruguiere drops in at Saturday's opening. He and several other yougsters worked many afternoons with TIm to build the half pipe.

Colin Bruguiere drops in at Saturday's opening. He and several other yougsters worked many afternoons with TIm to build the half pipe.

It's all about keeping the place clean too, as Jason Oliver demonstrates so well!

It's all about keeping the place clean too, as Jason Oliver demonstrates so well!

Fund raising for the second phase of the park begins immediately.

Fund raising for the second phase of the park begins immediately.

Tim tells us for every 50 dollar donation toward Phase II, the donor will receive a chance for in a ticket raffle to the upcoming U2 Concert in Charlottesville @ JPJ on October1st.

Congrats to everyone on a fantastic project and opening day!

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  1. evens says:

    Nice work! I can’t wait to skate it!

  2. Betsy says:

    Congratulations, Tim! This is quite an accomplishment. What a great thing for all the kids. Nelson County is lucky to have you.

  3. Doug Ramirez says:

    Thanks, Tim (and others) for enhancing the community with something awesome.

  4. Helen Pitts says:

    Wow…what a great addition to the community, for the kids AND adults…Congratulations, for another project well done.

  5. Ruth Gorman says:

    This is a far cry from the 1978 ramp at the end of our street in BK. Congratulations!

  6. Lisa McCade says:

    Fabulousness! Thanks Tim Gorman for getting this thing started and up and running!!! We really do need to move closer!

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