Director of Construction
Contact Us at 716-514-6148 or
Email Us at AlixRicePeacePark@Gmail.com
Formed in August 2012, as requirement of the Town of Amherst Recreation Commitee, we formed the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation Inc. We are registered 501c3 Not-For-Profit organization with the goal of building a free use faclity located in the Western New York area for skateboarding, inline skating and longboards.
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.