Alexandria "Alix" Rice

    December 29 1992 - July 8th 2011

Alexandria “Alix” Rice was an exceptional, fun, and loving young woman. Her upbeat attitude could turn around anyone’s day, and she was an incredibly caring person to friends and strangers alike. Her thoughtfulness sparked this project and will carry it through to completion. On July 8, 2011, Alix was riding her longboard, “Rupert,” home from work when she was struck by a drunk driver. Alix lost her life that night, yet it is her inspiring nature, not tragedy, that will define her legacy.


The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation

The Alix Rice peace park Foundation is a 501C3 Non Profit Organization. It was formed August 26, 2012 with the major goal of building a skatepark in memory of Alexandria "Alix" Rice. A safe haven for local skateboard/longboard enthusiasts in Alix's home town of Amherst.  (Above are some concepts that have been talked about with Pillar Designs.)

If you would like to either remember a loved one or  would like to support the park with your company or corporation here are the options available. We would request that you please fill the form out with exact details and send to the foundation address on the form!!! 




BENCHES = $5000

PAVILION = $5000



​​The Foundation’s mission is to preserve the values of Alix Rice through her legacy as a longboard and skateboard enthusiast by soliciting funds to financially support the erection and preservation of a skate park as a safe, centrally located meeting place separate from traffic available to all Amherst residents which will promote and empower the youth as stewards of the creative force that adds diversity to our local community through skateboarding as a recreational activity within the Amherst community. To secure a  10,000 - 16,000 sq.ft.  public skatepark in memory of Alix Rice.

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe place for skaters to skate and share camaraderie similar to those experiences of soccer, hockey, lacrosse or football players.Skate parks are not breeding grounds for trouble. Skaters have a bad image because they are seen on streets or in locations not appropriate for skateboarders. Skateboarding is a social culture. Teenagers in particular need more than just a place to skateboard. They are looking for a place to meet with friends and talk about music, video-games and sports. Increasingly, outdoor space and public areas are privatized in a manner that discourages teens from gathering. They are looking for a physical place that welcomes them in our community. When a skate park finally gets built in an area where there was a negative reaction they eventually realize the positive impact it has on their communities.

Alix Rice Donation Gifts


All are available for a donation at

2889 Phatman Boardshop, Sheridan Drive , Tonawanda , NY 14150

Be a permanent part of the park with your donation!

Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark has a home!

​​The skatepark proposed for Amherst in memory of  Alexandria "Alix" Rice has taken a huge step forward. The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is proud to announce that the location of the skatepark has been narrowed down to two parcels of land at the Northtown Center, and the process of a user agreement will be implemented in the next few months.

While we are extremely excited at this news, we are still in need of roughly $150,000 to achieve our fundraising goal. We need to continue to raise funds from all possible avenues, and solicit in-kind donations from local suppliers and contractors.

If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us .Thank you again for all of your support to date, we are truly grateful. 


Jon Fulcher
President, Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation

Tony Hawk Foundation awards $7500 Grant 

Retired Teacher asks for help in remembering DWI victim Alix

The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation (ARPPF) is honored to announce that it has been selected as one of the 69 Western New York projects that will be aided this year by State grants from the Regional Economic Development Council Awards.

With a fundraising goal of $350,000 needed to begin construction of the park, it was announced Thursday in Albany that two grants - totaling $128,888 - will be directed to our cause. This helps to bring the ARPPF’s total monies raised to date (in cash, in-kind donations, and grants) to approximately $360,000.

Formed after the tragic passing of Alix Rice, the 18-year-old skateboarding enthusiast who was killed in July of 2011 by a drunk driver, the ARPPF - a not-for-profit organization - has a mission to build a  skatepark in her memory in the Town of Amherst.

A user agreement between the Town of Amherst and the ARPPF is being finalized which will secure a parcel of land at the Northtown Center to be used for a roughly 10,000 sq. ft. California-style concrete skatepark.

Our hope is to be able to break ground and build the skatepark in the Spring of 2015, but our fundraising efforts will be ongoing.

Yearly maintenance costs for the park are expected to be in the range of $6,000 to $10,000 based on comparable parks across the United States.

Our next event is our annual basket raffle and silent auction at the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville on March 8, 2015 from 1-5pm.

For more details on the New York State grants please visit this link:

For more information on our foundation contact ARPPF President Jon Fulcher at 716-514-6148, or via email at

NYS Grants Put Funding In Place to Build

Alix Rice Peace Park