South County Skatepark Groundbreaking Signals Start of Long-awaited Construction at Cape Kiwanda

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A ground breaking ceremony was held on February 12th to launch construction for the Pacific City Skatepark. Representatives from the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance, the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic, and Dreamland Skateparks, who will build the facility gathered to celebrate the start of Phase 1 construction. The skatepark is primarily being funded via monies raised from the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Brewfest, an early September event that is organized by Moment Surf Company and Pelican Brewing. “It’s been a long hard road,” said Ben Johnson, NVCA director and co-manager of the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic.



It’s been a long journey — over 10 years — and I’m super excited to finally be at the point we can get started,” added Jeff Mollencop, Moment Surf Company owner and co-manager of the Longboard Classic. “I can’t thank enough all the sponsors, the volunteers, the participants and everybody that has helped out along the way with that contest. It’s because of all of their efforts that we have finally been able to get to this point.”
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The community park where the skatepark will be constructed, located near Cape Kiwanda, currently serves as a fundraising overflow parking lot and has raised more than $20,000 in 2020 from parking donations. NVCA was also recently awarded a Tillamook County Transient Lodging Facilities Grant for $74,000 that will help to provide utilities and infrastructure to the park.

NVCA is a non-profit all volunteer organization that is developing a Community Park at the Cape Kiwanda Drive location. Park plans include a skate park, playground, interpretive center, and hiking trails. Community volunteers and donations are essential to the success of this project.
To learn more about the work of NVCA, including the skatepark, visit www.nestucca.org.
The mission of the NVCA is to bring education opportunities and recreation venues to the community. Visit the NVCA website at http://www.nestucca.org where you can donate and volunteer. Watch the Facebook page for more information and to keep up-to-date on future events.
If you would like more information about NVCA or the park, please contact Nicole Twigg NVCA Board Secretary at 503-816-9516 or email at nvcainfo@gmail.com.