Skatepark Grand Opening at Rassekh Park

Published May 14, 2024

Skateboarders, the wait will soon be over! It has been years since the old skatepark closed and now we can enjoy the new facility at Rassekh Park, located at Stafford Road and Atherton Drive. Parks and Rec will host a grand opening in early August. More details to be shared soon.

From Kyra Haggart, L.O. Parks and Recreation to Nancy Sage, PNA Parks Committee Coordinator via email 5/10/2024

“We have decided to push back a grand opening celebration until early August (final date TBD) for several reasons. For one, we have added a little bit of Phase 2 work to our current contractor’s scope. Since they already have their dirt moving equipment mobilized on site and the weather is fair, it makes good financial and scheduling sense to have them excavate and grade out the future playground now rather than having to re-mobilize them to do so later. This is very exciting because it’s another step forward towards the playground! But it does delay the “grand opening” just a bit. There are also some other construction scheduling issues we are running into that are making me uncomfortable with trying to hold a grand opening in June.”



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Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Project Coordinator

Primary Role:

  • Handles NEP grant applications, grant approvals, reviews receipts for reimbursement and is the single point of contact between the entire Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the City.
  • To be successfull in this role you should be organized, communicative.
  • Time commitment: From 8-12 hrs. throughout the year


  • Accepting NEP proposals: Anyone living in the Palisades Neighborhood Association can submit proposal(s) to the NEP Coordinator along with estimated costs throughout the year. They should follow the application guidelines and answer the questions related to their proposal.
  • PNA Board will Vote on Which Items To Include in our NEP Proposal: During the month of March PNA board meeting the NEP Coordinator asks the board to vote on the proposed item(s). NEP Coordinator encourages person(s) proposing the item(s) to attend the meeting to answer questions that might come up. The PNA board then votes on which items should be included in the NEP grant proposal.
  • Developing and Submitting the NEP Grant Proposalt: During the NEP grant proposal period (usually the month of May) the NEP Project Coordinator:
    • Fills out the NEP grant proposal application based on items approved by the PNA Board;
    • Gets sign offs from the PNA Chair
    • Submits the proposal form to the city in early May for the initial review process
    • Provides additional information requested by the city
    • Revises and submits the final application to the City by the deadline (typically May 31).

What Happens Next:

  • Iris McCaleb from the City forwards the NEP grant proposals to the grant review committee and then to the City Council who review it and awards certain grants.The NEP Coordinator will receive a letter of award from the City and will share it with the PNA Leadership Team.
  • As items are purchased from the approved grant list, the project close-out form is filled out by the person requesting reimbursement. They will attach digital copies of receipts and photos and then submit all to both the NEP Project Coordinator and the PNA Chair. The NEP Project Coordinator submits the reimbursement request to Iris at the City for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement checks are then sent directly to the person who purchased the item(s).