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Could a skate/bike park be in Mount Washington’s future?
Chrystal Goodman hopes so and she’s joined other local residents in creating a non-profit organization to lay the groundwork for such a venture.
The Prescott Lee Goodman Bikes with Wings Foundation has not yet been incorporated, but those involved have already met to discuss fundraising opportunities and planning.
The foundation was inspired by Chrystal and Jeff Goodman’s son, Prescott, who recently lost his life while doing what he loved most: riding his bike.
Goodman said the idea behind the organization was not to make people dwell on her son’s passing, but to keep his memory alive by creating a place where extreme sports enthusiasts like Prescott can do what they love.
The idea has received much positive feedback from local residents and nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a skate/bike park.
Goodman said she felt Mount Washington’s youth needed more recreational facilities, which is one of the reasons why she’s advocating for an extreme sports park.
She said a skate/bike park would be heavily used in Mount Washington, but the first step is getting the foundation incorporated.
Once incorporated, the foundation will be governed by a board of directors who will be charged with raising money for a park.
The next step would be getting the land.
Her vision is that the park will boast a number of elements that will accommodate BMX bikes, scooters and skateboards.
At this point, Goodman said those involved with the foundation are “window shopping,” seeing how other parks are constructed for ideas.
With help from a certified public accountant, the founding members of the organization are pursuing 501c3 status, which will allow the foundation to collect donations as a non-profit organization.
The group cannot accept donations until then, but Goodman encouraged everyone who would like to get onboard to do so.
For more information, or to keep up with the foundation’s progress, visit the Prescott Lee Goodman Bike Park Memorial Fund group page on Facebook.