ground breaking this thursday!

Let’s celebrate hard work and the ground breaking of Rome’s destination skate park!

the boys go on air

Chris Mercurio and Jake DiBari with the SFM Skatepark Project preview this week’s groundbreaking of future skatepark at Bellamy Harbor in Rome after tragic suicide of Mercurio’s teenage son, Stone. The project is also just short of its $1.5 million fundraising goal, so all generous donations are welcome!

be part of an amazing project & become a sponsor

The SFM Skatepark Project – in partnership with the Rome Community Foundation and the City of Rome – is seeking major sponsors to construct a 30,000 square foot family skateplaza on the waterfront in Rome, New York.

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Support the project with some digs.

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design complete

Below is a video rending of the skatepark design. Check it out!

the skatepark will be:


public, concrete, permanent, unique, quiet, centralized, accessible, inclusive, attractive, self-governing, a safe space, an asset to the community, a destination.

#SFMSkateparkRome

Please visit our website as we continue to update with more information about the
SFM Skatepark Project!

milestones

mission

To construct a destination-class skatepark for all ages and skill levels in downtown Rome, NY.

Conceived in tragedy, this has blossomed into one of the most prolific grassroots movements Rome, NY has seen in decades. We know this won’t be easy, but we are prepared for the grind – nose to tail.

On behalf of Stone’s entire family, thank you for being there for us and for helping to make his dream come true.

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Site Control

Bellamy Harbor Park

Unanimous Supporting Resolution from Rome Common Council

Passed on May 24, 2023. View the meeting here >>

Core Team Assembled: "SFM Skateholder Brigade"

Comprised of teens, adults, and planners! See the team >>

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Skater Survey Underway with Public Skatepark Design Meetings Scheduled for June & July

Take the survey >>

Established a GoFundMe Site & Designated Fund at Rome Community Foundation (a 501C3 not-for-profit)

GoFundMe Donations since 4/23/23 >>

Environmental Data Review Complete

Parcel Survey Complete

Preliminary Engineering & Geospatial Data

Including 6-inch contours and high-def imagery.

Grassroots Fundraisers

Slushies, Spikeball, Sports, BBQ, Breweries, and Bocce. The community is rallying all summer long.

Preparing Proposals for State, Foundation, and Corporate Grants

Entering the grant, proposal & corporate sponsorship phase of fundraising (wish us luck!).

Preliminary drawings and skatepark design completed

Watch the video – it’s SICK!

with gratitude

How can we possibly thank you?

Together, thanks to the generosity of more than one thousand friends, family, small businesses, skaters, & extended family in our community and across the country, plus the donations to the Rome Community Foundation, the SFM Skatepark Project funding continues to grow every single day! Every dollar counts, this is happening.

list of supporters
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meet the SFM skateholder brigade

The boys and girls are heartbroken, twanked, danked, and skedakked…but we are rallying for Stone. The core squad is assembled, with a plethora of youth and adult skaters in reserve. When The Skatepark Project comes to town, we are ready to shred(dy).

christian & andrea  mercurio

christian & andrea mercurio

brigade commanders

carmella mercurio

carmella mercurio

spiritual advisor + sister

bowie

bowie

dj + ramp inspector

stella mercurio

stella mercurio

wheel inspector + loyal pal

matt andrews

matt andrews

jake dibari

jake dibari

hayden mcmonagle

hayden mcmonagle

mikey futia

mikey futia

brandon gannon

brandon gannon

kayden gregory

kayden gregory

eli lincoln robbins

eli lincoln robbins

alex sletten

alex sletten

tanner brawdy

tanner brawdy

cameron stewart

cameron stewart

zac andrews

zac andrews

corey wilkins

corey wilkins

aidan goodwin

aidan goodwin

richie artigiani

richie artigiani

jade streifert

jade streifert

dylan anderegg

dylan anderegg

alex woodward

alex woodward

stone mercurio

forever in our hearts.
read stone’s tribute >>

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Skater Moving
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contact the brigade

Got a question? Want to be part of the movement? We'd love to hear from you!

email us: brigade@sfmskateparkproject.com

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skatepark survey

We want to know what YOU want to see incorporated into this skatepark. Take our survey! This is only round one. If you want to be part of future surveys, drop your email below in the form and we’ll be sure to message you when the latest survey hits! We want as much feedback from the local skateboarding community that we can get.