Friday, June 22, 2012

Hailey skaters rev up for Saturday party

Bands, food and free skate clinics set

Express Staff Writer

Skateboarders enjoy the Hailey skate park Wednesday. Photo by Roland Lane

Hailey's world-class skate park has been spruced up in time for an all-day grand reopening party this Saturday, June 23. Free skate clinics, music and food, and a skate contest will take place to celebrate the park's recent expansion.

According to a news release from the city of Hailey, the skate clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Valley resident Andy Gilbert will DJ and emcee a locals skate contest at some point during the afternoon.

A community park cleanup day was held at the skate park in April, and city Parks Department personnel have been refining the care and beauty of that park since then in preparation for the Saturday event, the news release stated.

A drinking fountain has been installed, a restroom ordered and pavers put in over the worn grassy areas where skaters tend to access the park. A picnic area and more landscaping features, as well as frequent trash maintenance, have been added to improve the quality of the park.


Swenke Landscaping "adopted" the park to help with maintenance costs.

Additionally, a group of volunteers has established an adult monitoring and mentoring group for the skaters, in order to reduce bullying and lessen threats to younger skaters.

Tony Evans:

About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads

 Local Weather 
Search archives:

Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.