Skatepark creation costs can be broken down into categories, and even further into specific expenses.
Here’s a sample skatepark materials and services list. (These should give you some good ideas of where to look for in-kind donations.)
100% Total Skatepark Construction Cost
10—15% Design Expense
85—90% Construction Expense
— Per diem
— Local Transportation
Site Prep (grading)
Dyes, Natural Elements
— Concrete pump
If your fundraising strategy relies heavily on grassroots programs, it can be wise to raise funds for each type of material or service independently. For example, you may have a “Rebar Fundraising Jam” that has a modest goal of $6,000 rather than facing the entire skatepark budget at once. People will be more likely to contribute when they can see that their contribution is a meaningful portion of the larger goal.