Groundwork Richmond to discuss skate park and more at Presidents Day picnic

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Groundwork Richmond to discuss skate park and more at Presidents’ Day picnic
Skater at Nicholl Park in Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Choutea)

By Kathy Chouteau

Groundwork Richmond is revving up for its beautification picnic and more this Presidents Day, Mon., Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nicholl Park in Richmond. “Come and share your thoughts on the skate park and learn about upcoming opportunities,” said organizers.

Aside from planting trees, teaching crocheting to “protect the Redwoods in the park,” and brainstorming ideas for an art mural, Groundwork Richmond said it wants people to weigh-in on how to maintain a sacred space for skateboarders while preserving the park’s natural habitats.

In addition to hearing input, organizers of the picnic will share future plans for the park and how people—especially those between the ages of 15-24 years old—can “be a part of that change” and earn an income while doing so. Free food and “skateboarding drip” will also be part of the mix that day, said organizers.

Artists, Nicholl Park skateboarders, crochet enthusiasts and young people seeking employment are encouraged to connect with [email protected] and take part in Monday’s event.

Nicholl Park is located at 3230 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. Questions? Contact Groundwork Richmond at (510) 847-5031 or contact the aforementioned email. Learn more about the nonprofit here.