Kip Moore Reveals 'Comeback Kids Skatepark Project'
June 3, 2015 at 11:01 AM (PT)
MCA NASHVILLE artist KIP MOORE announced plans for his "COMEBACK KID SKATEPARK PROJECT" at a press conference TODAY (6/3) alongside NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN. The project is a charitable initiative that will oversee the construction of a series of skateparks to benefit communities and “comeback kids." The inspiration for the name of the project comes from "Comeback Kid," a personal anthem from MOORE's upcoming album "Wild Ones." NASHVILLE, TN; BOSTON, MA; SAN MARCOS, TX; and ANNAPOLIS, MD will be the first cities participating in the project.
Each park will have a unique design to provide the perfect first step for anyone of any age to learn how to skate. Most skate spots will range from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and will include elements such as quarter pipe, bank-to-curb, hubba ledges, hand rail and step up. Most of the phase one skateparks will be up and running by this FALL. “What started off as a pipe dream of mine years ago, has truly become a passion project,” said MOORE. “It came from me wanting to give kids in inner cities a safe outlet, where they can form the bonds I know can be made from having somewhere awesome to go and be a part of something they enjoy." For more information, visit www.kipmoore.net.