Parent-Skater Support Team Formed

A Parent-Skater Support Team was formed in August of 2014 as an informal group of dedicated parents, grandparents, and skaters that have volunteered to support the efforts of the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department and the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation to provide the best skatepark in the nation by:Parent and Skater Support Team w-Reece Rung Skater of the Month

  1. Helping to create a positive culture at the skatepark and park by being a positive example to others while promoting safety, good character and citizenship among the skaters
  2. Helping to better the skatepark and park by offering ideas and suggestions to the park foundation and city
  3. Attending and volunteering at skatepark events
  4. Being a voice for those using the skatepark and park
  5. Helping host smaller, local events at the park that create a family atmosphere.

So far, the Support Team has awarded two ‘Skater of the Month’ awards to skaters being good citizens at the skatepark.  Ambush Boarding Company has donated skateboard decks as part of the award for these skaters selected by the park personnel and non-skating members of the Support Team.  Contests have been held each month including a Game of S-K-A-T-E, High Ollie Contest and Best Trick.  More local contests are planned for the future.

If you are interested in helping with the Support Team, contact Ron Stebenne, the Community Relations Coordinator for the the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation.

Other Ways to Be Involved

There is always need for improvements to the park.  All these things require funding. There are several funding opportunities to help with capital improvements to the whole park that can be used alone, or in combination.Rock to the Top (17)

  • Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST which passed again this year)
  • Grants/Federal and State Assistance
  • Private Foundations
  • Friends of Swift-Cantrell Park Campaign through the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation

The Friends of Swift-Cantrell Park was created to assist with the Foundation’s efforts while providing the Friends’ supporters special opportunities in return for their contributions.  Supporters will benefit from many special offers and the park benefits by enabling park enhancements to be created and not funded by other means.

Donor Benefits

  • 10% discount on Foundation sale items (like T-shirts, etc.)
  • Use of Friends VIP Tent (at skatepark events)
  • Free 4 hour pavilion (use once per year with advance reservation through Parks and Rec)
  • 10% discount on event fees (for any park events that charge entry)
  • Special Foundation ‘Deals’ (community discount coupons – car wash, meals, movies, etc.)
  • 10% discount on Foundation race registration fees
  • Use of Friends VIP Tent (at skatepark events)
  • Free Swift-Cantrell Park T-Shirt

This is a win-win for everyone including participating merchants.

MERCHANTS – For information on how you may advertise for FREE as a benefit provider, contact us via email.

Donations may be made through PAYPAL by clicking the button below:

Alternatively, donations made by made via check made payable to Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation, Inc. and mailed to:

Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation
P.O. Box 440031
Kennesaw, GA 30160-9501

Thank you for your generosity!