We have undertaken the task to try and generate both interest and funding to open a full service Indoor Bike/Skateboard/Scooter center here in Central Iowa..
Our mission is to fund and open a full service indoor BMX/Skateboard/Scooter park within Central Iowa. We want to design and build a facility with features accessible to riders/skaters of all ages and abilities.
This is not a project that I have taking on lightly I have given very long hard thought and consideration to the actual viability of whether or not an indoor bike and skate park can be profitable enough to keep its doors open for any length of time. The reason many private parks fail is because they are managed and ran like a skate park rather than a proper business with long term goals.
Many people have opened private skate parks over the years only to discover they could not generate the income to cover the monthly costs of the facility over the long haul. Many of these failed endeavors quite possibly could have flourished with a few key simple changes.
Target Audience: Our facility will be of a design that appeals to a broad spectrum of clientele with family friendly features for riders and skaters of all ages and abilities.
Facility Aesthetics: We want to design our facility to be bright and clean avoiding the common mistake many make in having their walls and ramps covered in skate graffiti. While this is an attractive feature to some this may lead some parents to the impression your facility caters to a certain type of clientele. “Keep It Family Friendly”
Session Schedule: Our facility will not only cater to seasoned riders/skaters but also be dedicated to introducing an entire new generation of riders and skaters into the world of extreme sports. We will have a session schedule that reflects our dedication to beginners and seasoned riders/skaters alike. We will be holding holding weekly clinics for new comers to these sports, have family sessions and of course set aside times for the more seasoned enthusiasts the ability to hone their craft as well.
Additional Services: We plan for our facility to also include a full service bike shop a separate skate shop and a concessions area. We also anticipate including a rental center for those looking to try their hand in the park before purchasing their own equipment. We will offer private party rentals for things like birthday parties and private riding/skating sessions. During the fall/winter/early spring months we expect our facility to flourish with riders and skaters needing a place to continue to enjoy their craft and during the summer months we plan to offer a summer camp program. We expect to make our facility as family friendly as possible making it the go to place for fun and excitement.
Community outreach: We hope to work with local boys and girls clubs; youth centers etc. in setting up times for them to have access to the facility.
Ideally the interior of our facility would include approximately 10,000sf for the main park features 1500sf for a full service bike shop and rental center a 750-1000 sf workout facility, 350-500sf for a skate shop, another 350-500sf for concessions (snack bar) and 250sf for the admissions center.
Our goal is to find enough backers willing to pledge monthly support to help fund the costs of running the facility. This will give us a built in cash flow allowing us to secure a loan and build the facility, if all goes well once we open the facility your monthly pledge will be rewarded in the form of session passes.
These are concept drawings and similar to what we envision as a viable indoor layout. (These images are not meant to represent our actual planned layout)
We have the concept, desire, know-how and drive for this project but currently lack the funding or financial backers to make it happen. We are also looking for serious individuals or companies interested in partnering and supporting such an effort. We are currently putting together a business plan so if this concept is of interest to you please contact us.
Sincerely, Dante & Namolisa Primm
Founders: Primm Family Charities
Send Mail to:
Dante & Namolisa Primm
Primm Family Charities
PO Box 238
Dexter, IA 50070