ROSEBUD SKATEPARK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
This video was filmed in August of 2020, when Rob, Ty, Rabbit, and Mateo came to Antelope Skatepark.
The Rosebud Skatepark Development Project is a collaborative group of entities devoted to building long-lasting concrete skateparks on the Rosebud Reservation.
We run a work program designed to encourage youth involvement and ownership of the area. We collect donated skateboard equipment and distribute it on an hourly credit system (12 hours is a complete skateboard. 5 hours for a fresh deck. etc.), and eventually pay $5/hr.
We had a great time hosting builders this summer. We invite those eager to work and skate to join us in 2021.
Though many minds and hands collaborated to keep this project going through 2020, the following have been indispensable:
The youth and community of Antelope South Dakota, Tree of Life Ministries, Rosebud Rental, Sicangu Nation Employment and Training Office, Joe Kary, Shawn Bordeaux, Mission Lumber, Mark Butler, the Wasserman Family, the volunteers from Cochiti Pueblo, Colombia, and California, and the skateshops and skaters who have supported us with gear, DLX, Filter, Proof Lab, 510, Lighthouse, Rob Norland, Micaiah Furukara, Chaz Delong, and many others.
Thank you all for what you have done to be a part of this process.
In 2019 we focused on a neglected church property in Parmelee, South Dakota.
Clay has had the joy of working with some of the best concrete skatepark builders in the business, and has worked as a designer, fundraiser, builder, and general skatepark advocate for projects of all sizes. Here are a few of the projects he's proud to have been a part of:
Mill Valley CA
Please come skate and build (or garden) with us.
If you're inspired by our efforts, please consider making a donation or spreading the word to a friend.
Venmo is a great way to stoke the flames with a direct donation, via @clay_shank
You can also send check, gift, or equipment donation to:
PO Box 833
(for USPS mail)
SNETP Skatepark Office
131 N. BIA 9
Rosebud SD 57570
(for UPS or FedEx)
If you are interested in making a tax-deductable donation through our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor please let me know. It's easy to send a check with a specification for "Skatepark Development" and/or "Clay Shank," to:
Tree of Life Ministry
P.O. Box 149 Mission, SD 57555
Federal ID Number 46-0446287
You will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
If you have any questions, please visit the contact page or call Clay directly.
He'd love to hear from you.
We filmed this in April of 2018.