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Memorial Project - more skatepark - UPDATED

Long story > short.

After speaking to a few people at Craig's service / wake, we agreed that one of the best ways to build a memorial to him would be to fundraise to make more park in his name.

The images below are mock-ups of a design that has been quietly simmering away for a while now, and quotes are being gathered. So far I reckon we are looking at a total cost of something around 17k.

If we can raise HALF the cash, we will be in fair standing to receive match-funding from some source or another. 
Sounds vague I know, but that's the way a lot of these government funding bodies work.

The design is relatively simple, but would be very effective in opening up the lines in that portion of the park. 

Casting the block with his name and dates set into it would be a great, durable reminder of him.

(Sorry, there is honestly no room for another bowl or similar without REALLY bumping up the price and building a supporting wall etc)

 

 

The 1m wide, 8m long block would be 300mm (a foot) high at the bowl end (the existing manny pad pad is 200mm high and a tad low) and become 600mm at the high end. 

Note the euro-gap/ launch thing, set back slightly for landing slides off the block.

The steel edging will be 100mm wide chunky stuff; good for getting your grind on.

 

This 3D model (below) is to exact dimensions and best represents what the proportions would be.

 

We will be setting up a Facebook group alongside this site to help coordinate responses to this project.

Please keep let us know your thoughts about this, and any ideas you have for raising funds!

(BTW: as much as we'd love to just get a bunch of concrete-float wielding skaters together to build it for a fraction of the cost... since it's managed by the council, they need the to have it built by a real contractor with all the various legal backup which that involves.)

You can now make donations via PayPal using the Donate button below:

 


Tags: Craig McKnight, Memorial, more skatepark, Dundee, Dudhope, Uncle Frontside is Watching

Originally published on 2010-02-19 20:12:10 by Daryl Smith
Last edited on 2010-02-23 17:03:36 by Rick Curran

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Visitor Comments:

Left by chunky on 2010-05-01 15:15:55

This looks awesome he'd be really proud for this

im gonna organize a big day out up at the park and then in the dog after wards. like make a donation of £15 for a wrist band and that gets you bevvy up at the park and entry to venue where they'll be muirals ,art work ,food music , and a raffle.
gonna try and do this some time in july when theres no festivals.
if anybody has got any more ideas just email me or pop in the doghouse.

Left by Concrete fan on 2010-04-14 23:38:17

Craig woulda loved this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhHhXukovMU

Left by Vinny on 2010-04-11 11:24:37

I`m well up for helping out in any way i can, i never met craig, but heard so much about him, all good too. frontside represent

Left by William on 2010-03-30 13:53:18

This is the best idea! You should keep a running counter on this page of how much has been raised.

I really want to skate this ledge...

Left by Nae haircuts fer me on 2010-03-24 17:52:17

Jeff T sez someone should do a John O Groats to Landsend skate.

my knees woulndt take it. anyone else?

Left by McCaff on 2010-03-12 10:23:30

Just made my first of many donations. Get on it ye bunch of yaldies!

Left by Stu and sanches on 2010-03-09 17:56:16

Going to try and get a non uniform day organised at the school to help raise funds, if all goes to plan probably looking at about £600 minimum

Left by Claire on 2010-02-23 11:47:17

Brilliant!
I will also do ANYTHING to help.. I think this is a fantastic idea.

Claire P

Left by Jazz on 2010-02-23 09:33:12

'the Mcknight block' sounds like a top idea! forever overlooking the fun being had on Dundees fine curves. will have to make the long trip up soon, has been far too long, hope all are well :)

Left by Tubz on 2010-02-23 00:28:38

This looks amazin i'd be willing to do what i can

Left by Popé on 2010-02-22 21:57:43

Superb idea can't think of anything more appropriate.

If i can help out in anyway i will,limited only by logistics.

popé

Left by McCaff on 2010-02-22 18:18:56

Excellent idea!
Paypal accepted online donation plan and I can donate.

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/xcl/rec/donate-intro-outside

Something like this maybe?? Accepts cards and online payments. Obviously have a really big sweetie jar with a hole in the top too.

Left by Bleachy boy on 2010-02-22 17:34:40

It's a great idea, what about a sponsered disco/dance-athon thing?
I don't live in the UK anymore but I will try to raise a few euros.
Always look on the Frontside of Fife!

Left by Dannaa on 2010-02-22 17:22:58

Amazing idea guys....i will be helping any way i can think of. raising any funds any way!

Craig would be well chuffed!

And it would make the park that wee bit better

xx

Left by Tim on 2010-02-22 16:58:15

Anyone know any sympathetic concrete companies??? I'll donate something towards it, let us know how. RIP Craig

Left by Andy on 2010-02-21 22:13:15

Wibble :)

Left by Sam on 2010-02-21 21:56:09

WOOT WOOT!

Left by Dean Boogie on 2010-02-20 15:08:27

I agree with Murray. Let's defo get on this!!!
It looks brilliant.

FRONTSIDE FOREVER!

Left by Murray on 2010-02-20 14:24:53

The 'McKnight block' looks sick.

Once i'm working full time i'll be donating. Who's with me ?

Think Frontside.

Left by Linda McKnight on 2010-02-20 09:31:48

I have just read about the memorial for my brother,
I am so touched,
He would be so proud, After the kids, skateboarding was his life,
I'll try and think of ways to raise some funds
If anyone wants to get in touch feel free,

Thank you so much for thinking of this
Best
Linda

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