The Waterbury Skatepark Project (WSP) is committed to creating a state of the art concrete skatepark in downtown Waterbury, Vermont. The park will be designed and constructed with meticulous attention to detail to optimize accessibility, safety and fun.

With that in mind, the WSP is committed to engaging the Waterbury community in the fundraising, construction and management process to guarantee measurable successful outcomes for everyone involved. The WSP will create a positive, safe environment for users and families to attract them to Waterbury, VT to have a positive impact on the recreation economy for years to come.

Meet Our Team

         Belle McDougal

Belle has been a big supporter of building skateparks in Waterbury, VT for over 15 years. She has never met a skateboarder she didn’t like…including her son Jesse! Belle is committed to working hard to make the WSP skatepark a reality soon!

           Jake Blauvelt

"We never had a skatepark when I was growing up Waterbury and were constantly being kicked out of spots by store owners. I want to help provide a safe place for future generations to skate and enjoy being outside and active. Any way I can use my platform to help see this idea become a reality will be energy well spent!"

               Tami Bass

Tami Bass is an outdoor recreation enthusiast and avid traveler, who has never had her feet on a skateboard. As President of the Waterbury Rotary Club, 2019-2020, she decided (with the help of Belle M. and Jake B.) to donate the president's project monies to the initiative of building a concrete skatepark. "Recreation in Waterbury is a large asset to our community. I see the skatepark project as growing that asset as well as an opportunity to support local youth and families in a positive way"

             Mike Rossi

Chemist/engineer and father of two sons who skateboard and have benefited greatly from
the sport. Mike’s role in the project is to support the planning and design phases of the skatepark.

            Jake Ferreira

Jake Ferreira is a Landscape Architect, cat dad, and Waterbury local. He started riding skateboards when he was 11 and that turned into a life-long love of riding on 1-plank in all seasons. Jake is excited to bring a state-of-the-art skatepark to the Waterbury community.

            Lauren Lande

Lauren is enthusiastic about creating recreational spaces where people can meet with other community members to play, explore and share experiences. She is the secretary of the coalition and excited to see a concrete skatepark in her community. She grew up in Waterbury and lives there now with her husband and two young kids.

        Nathanael Asaro

Nathanael is a professional photographer based in Waterbury Center. A skateboarder since the age of 4 and still skating at 30. Nathanael is passionate about building a new skatepark in Waterbury for the next generation of skateboarders in the area.

      Justice Hedenberg

VT native, total skate nerd, and professional stunt performer. Justice believes that skateparks are an amazing place where everyone should feel welcome and be able to learn from them. He is stoked to be helping out and giving back to his roots as well as community.

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