Portable Skate Park Coming to Mishawaka

The Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Mishawaka Parks Department are working together to bring a Portable Skate Park to Mishawaka this summer. This exciting new amenity is made possible through generous sponsors that share the vision of engaging youth to build a better community.

We would like to recognize our premium sponsor, Indiana Center for Recovery, for making this project a reality.

"Indiana Center for Recovery is proud to partner with Mishawaka Parks and Recreation for the funding of the teen skate park. It is our hope that the park will contribute to healthy outlets for the youth of our community,” said Vice President of Midwest Development, Mike Hulick.

“Let’s break down walls, build relationships, and engage with a new audience in 2021,” said Superintendent of Parks, Phil Blasko. “The vision is to place the new portable skate park in the ice rink at the Merrifield Complex during the summer months, but also take the show on the road to neighborhood parks!”

The Portable Skate Park will feature quarter pipe ramps, safety rails, launch ramps, manual pads, and wedge ramps designed for skateboards, bikes, and scooters. Skateboarding teaches persistence, creativity, individuality, courage, confidence, recovery, self-discipline, and community! The Portable Skate Park will be a great addition to the amenities offered by Mishawaka Parks and will better serve the diverse interests of the community.

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Indiana Center for Recovery is a patient-centered substance use disorder and mental health treatment facility. They have been offering treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders in Bloomington since 2016. Visit www.treatmentindiana.com for more information.

The Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Foundation works to engage the community to support Mishawaka Parks and Recreation in order to further charitable and educational programs and projects of the city. The Mishawaka Parks Foundation is leading the way on raising funds for this project.


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