Waterloo Riverside Skate Park Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

WATERLOO, Iowa – Waterloo Riverside Skate Park will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00 pm. The new park is located in the 200 block of Fairview Avenue, directly across from Mid-American Energy.

The original Riverside Skatepark was destroyed during the flood of 2016. After 4 years of planning and fundraising the new $359,000 skatepark has been completed in a new location out of the floodway.
Spohn Ranch of Los Angeles designed and built the new park with public input from stakeholders. The new 8,500 sq. ft. concrete park is larger and more inclusive than the old wood structure. It is designed to accommodate sport wheelchairs and BMX bikes.

Black Hawk County Gaming Association awarded a $150,000 grant for the project and Otto Schoitz Foundation approved a $100,000 grant. The CedarLoo Skatepark Association held fundraising events and contributed $2,000.