Next Generation Skatepark


Valpo Parks is excited to announce Phase 1 of a new skatepark is underway. Phase 1 will include virtual public engagement, site analysis, skatepark and landscape design plans. These plans will be used to design and build what will serve the next generation of skaters, scooters and bikers, alike.

To assist Valpo Parks throughout Phase 1, Dug Ketterman of DugOut Design Studio in Beaverton, Oregon has been contracted to oversee public engagement and skatepark design elements. Abonmarche, with offices located throughout Indiana and Michigan, will assume the role of project engineers.

Phase 1 will kick off with an online public survey. The community will be asked to complete the survey to gather data to assist in the design. The survey will be made available on Friday, January 15 and the live link can be found on Valpo Parks Facebook page, website and other social channels. Following the online survey, a virtual public engagement session will be scheduled to allow community members the opportunity to hear directly from Valpo Parks, DugOut Designs Studio and Abonmarche staff on key project issues. Lastly, renderings of the proposed park will be shared virtually in an effort to receive final comments on the overall layout of the park. Key dates, timelines and project updates will be made available for viewing on the Valpo Parks website. 

“We’re extremely excited at the progress made thus far. In July, Valpo Parks assembled a task force to keep the momentum, and it paid off. In January, we were fortunate to have Dug and the team at Abonmarche come onboard as strategic partners as we continue to move forward. Their passion and expertise will undoubtedly yield a result that everyone will be proud of,” Nuppnau explains.

Tentative Phase 1 Timeline:

  • Online Public Survey - January 15 through January 24
  • Virtual Public Engagement Session - January 27
  • Virtual Public Findings & Renderings Presentation - February 17

*All dates are subject to change. Further details are forthcoming. 

Lets Get Started

Get on Board

For more information on how you can donate to the project, please visit the Valpo Parks Foundation website HERE.

  1. Kevin Nuppnau

    Phone: 219-462-5144, ext. 6307