ST. CLOUD, MN-Heritage Skate Plaza

ACTION Sport Development (ASD) worked with the City of St. Cloud, MN Parks and Recreation Department and a established Skate Park Advisory Committee (S.A.C.) in developing the State of Minnesota’s first Skate Plaza and largest Skate Park. The project has been a grass roots fund raising project with funds from such organization as the “Tony Hawk Foundation” and several local businesses. The Skate Plaza project has already gained World renowned recognition for its Green design with rain gardens, bio-filtration, recycled materials and unique design.ASD was hired as the licensed landscape architect to perform services from planning, public facilitation, schematic, conceptual, 3-D modeling, design development, construction documents, administration and grand opening assistance.

“At the Heritage Park Skate Plaza in St. Cloud, everything is custom-built of concrete, granite or metal. (Located amid various granite quarries, one local operation donated $20,000 in granite to the project.) The unique mix of these sturdy, industrial materials, including various concrete mixes to achieve the proper grip and durability, creates a facility high in functional longevity and style.  St. Cloud, which combines inventive landscape design featuring an assortment of hardscapes and softscapes amid the skatepark layout, has subsequently become a place for many to mingle. The plaza is also currently seeking LEED certification, touting its drainage wells and rain gardens as well as the design’s repurposing of existing land features as first-rate environmental features”.

PARKS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE