The Montana Skatepark Association (MSA) seeks to assist communities with guidance and consultation on skatepark design, construction and project administration. For communities with existing skateparks the MSA will support local organizations with funding for skateboards, protective equipment and program development.
Two skateparks in Montana have been built with varying degrees of assistance from the Montana Skatepark Association (MSA).
MOBASH (Missoula Skatepark, Missoula, Montana)
The 100% volunteer-run MSA (in partnership with the City of Missoula, Missoula Parks & Recreation, and the Missoula Redevelopment Agency) completed its first skatepark project (MOBASH) in McCormick Park in the fall of 2006.
Learn more about the 16,000 sq. foot Missoula skatepark at: http://www.missoulaskatepark.org.
SKATE IGNATIUS (Mission Skatepark, St. Ignatius, Montana)
The MSA brought its resources and extensive experience to the table and helped organizers in St. Ignatius navigate the process of building their first skatepark. This 6,000 sq. foot (Phase 1) facility opened to the public in the summer of 2007.
As a recipient of one of the first Montana Skatepark matching grants (2008), the Skate Ignatius organizers are hard at work raising funds to complete Phase 2 and complete their project.
Learn more at: http://www.skateignatius.org
HELENA SKATEPARK (HSPIG Inc., Helena, Montana)
The city of Helena, Montana was one of the very first in the state to get behind skateboarding and build a free, public, concrete skatepark. That was in 2000 and since then much has changed with regard to overall demand, obstacle size limitations, and skatepark construction techniques. Organizers in Helena saw a need to expand their current park to meet a growing need and have been working tirelessly to complete the expansion.
The Helena Skate Park Improvement Group, Inc. (HSPIG) received the second MSA Matching Grant award in 2008.
Learn more at: http://www.helenaskatepark.com