Grand Opening Set for Winamac Skatepark

Winamac SkateparkWinamac’s newest attraction is set to open soon. Clark Gudas has spearheaded construction of the Winamac Skatepark at Rhinehart Park next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA as an Eagle Scout project.

Gudas says the concrete is all poured, and the last of the landscaping work is being done before the Saturday, Aug. 23 opening. It’s scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT. Gudas says live music, refreshments, skating demonstrations and door prizes will be featured. He’s also collecting donations for the Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry. The more items you bring, the more entries you will get into the drawings.

Gudas has completed the necessary paperwork for his Eagle Scout project and is waiting for word as to when his Board of Review will take place.

“After years and years of work and not being sure if this was actually going to come together, being able to actually see the concrete being poured and see the final product – It’s just amazing to see that I did this,” Gudas said. “It’s something I’m going to be proud of for a very long time.”

Gudas recently received a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help cover some of the project’s expenses. They offered him $7,500 if he could raise $5,000 in matching funds. That money will go toward expenses already incurred as part of the project. He’s still raising money to cover the last of the skatepark expenses. Information about how to give is posted on the Winamac Skatepark Facebook page