March 12th, 2013
Cody Rocamontes Memorial Skate Park Dedication Ceremony – Arlington, Texas
Today is the day, we have all worked so hard for, the official Dedication of The Cody Rocamontes Memorial Skate Park. Arlington, Texas first Free – Safe – Legal Skatepark. This was made possible by generous donations from all our supporters, many fundraisers. Grants by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation Grant and a two year Google Grant.
We will still need funding for phase II at Randol Mill Park and much support from the community for the City of Arlington, Texas Skate Park Master Plan to become a reality.
We want to thank our Spohn Ranch Skateparks for making the building processes go so quick and smoothly.
For more information My Texas Arlington Blog
November 30th, 2012
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Written by Spohn Ranch Skate Park Builder :
Construction has begun on the Cody Rocamontes Memorial Skatepark in Arlington, Texas! The park is the culmination of years of fundraising, relentless advocacy and inspiring cooperation from the City of Arlington. Cody David Rocamontes lost his life doing what he loved – skateboarding. At 15, he was tragically killed by a car on his way to skate his favorite spot behind a retail store. He will now live on through this park, which will serve as inspiration for all of the communities across the globe fighting to protect their youth with safe, designated places to skate.
This 3,500 square foot park is the first step in the City of Arlington’s progressive master plan of skateparks
, skate spots and skate dots. Although small in size, this first park is centrally located and packs all of the essential features for a fun session. The first stages of construction are currently underway and include demolition, excavation of the expansive soil and import of new structural fill for a solid base.The conviction and determination of the CRI board members
is truly inspiring and we feel honored to be the company bringing this project to fruition. Thank you to everyone who helped along the way – we’ll see you on opening day!
February 9th, 2012
CRI has won a TRAPS Award for the State of Texas! Note from Park & Rec Director “First, our partner and community advocacy group, Cody Rocamontes Inc., will receive the Outstanding Service Organization Award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society at their annual conference in The Woodlands on March 2nd. This is a really big award, basically confirming that CRI is one of the best volunteer groups in the state of Texas!” www.traps.org