Donations are still needed for the committee to reach their goal of $15,000.
Mimi Mehta, Mary Rohe and the rest of the Chatham Skate Park Committee have been hard at work in recent weeks to reach their $15,000 fundraising goal. After Mehta, Rohe and other advocates of the park got the committee to agree to authorize their fundraising efforts, volunteers have worked to raise awareness in the community of the need for a new asphalt surface at the skate park. "The asphalt surface at the park remains deteriorated and bumpy. A principal reason that park use had dropped off in the first place is because of the condition of the asphalt," Mehta said in a recent press statement. A bumpy asphalt creates a safety hazard to skaters and poses a danger that the skate park may continue to decline in use. "In order to ensure a …
The grant is contingent on the public donating the rest of the $15,000 needed for park repairs.
Wednesday, February 27
The Chatham Athletic Foundation (CAF) has pledged $5,000 to help repave the Chatham Skate Park, according to township resident Mimi Mehta, one of the parents who has spearheaded the efforts to save the park. "Although usable, the asphalt surface at the park remains deteriorated and bumpy," Mehta said in a written statement. "The Chatham Township Committee has authorized the Chatham Skate Park Committee to raise $15,000 for a new long-lasting acrylic skating surface." Mehta and Mary Rohe, a borough resident who has also been dedicated to saving the sate park, reached out to CAF for help. CAF agreed to provide a grant for $5,000 to start off the fundraising. The grant, however, is contingent on the rest of the $15,000 for the renovations …