Help Build the Baghdad Skatepark

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With your support we will building a public concrete skatepark in central Baghdad

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Today’s balance

$20,730.15 USD

Total raised

$20,730.15 USD

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We have reached over 50% of our $40,000 goal - Help us create the biggest possible impact for the youth of Baghdad! Donate today!

We have been granted land by the Municipality of Baghdad and the Ministry of Youth Sports to build a skatepark! With your support, we can now begin building a public skatepark in central Baghdad. We need to move quickly to raise $40,000 for the cost of the park, so please give today.


Baghdad is home to a burgeoning skateboarding scene. Over 150 young skateboarders meet weekly in the city center, but they navigate dangerous traffic to practice their sport. In a city with a population of over 7 million, public recreation facilities are in high demand. The Baghdad Skatepark will provide a safe space for young people to exercise, build community, and thrive. This has been a long-dreamed collaboration among The Islah Reparations Project, Sport Against Violence, and Un Ponte Per.



Local skateboarders will have the opportunity to work alongside volunteer skatepark-building professionals, who will share their knowledge of concrete construction. Once the skatepark is complete, programs will be run in coordination with local skaters to give lessons, distribute equipment, and create community events. Free loaner skateboards will be made available so all can enjoy the skatepark, regardless of economic standing. We have been donated 40 complete skateboards from Donate-for-Skate to stock the loaner program!

The park will have a plaque acknowledging the US-led invasion in 2003, honoring the resilience of Iraqi people, and naming the newest generation of Iraqis as world leaders in social and environmental repair. We support the youth of Baghdad, they are the future of Iraq! 

We can only fulfill this dream for the youth of Baghdad if we reach our goal of $40,000, so please share the campaign with friends and family and on social media!

Here is an approximate budget summary for the park:


Materials | $22,000
Tools | $4,000
Builder Expenses | $14,000
Total Project Cost | $40,000 

For the latest project updates, follow @baghdadskatepark on Facebook and Instagram or email [email protected] for a more detailed budget or any additional questions.

This page can also be reached at baghdadskatepark.org

The Islah Reparations Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers. 

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Greetings from Baghdad!

Dear Baghdad Skatepark Contributors, Amidst election campaigns and religious holidays, we are in Baghdad building momentum with the local skateboarding community for Baghdad Skatepark! Here is what we have been up to this week:1) The Islah...
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Published on September 24, 2021 by Jon Chaconas

We've reached the half-way mark!

We have great news: We're half-way there! But with construction set to start within a couple weeks, we still need your help. You've already shared your money with us, now we're asking you to share your contacts. Anything you could do to hel...
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Published on September 7, 2021 by Ross Caputi

Baghdad Skatepark Update

Dear Baghdad Skatepark Supporters, We have now raised over $14,000, 35% of our goal! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far. With less than 6 weeks until construction kicks off, we look forward to making this dream a realit...
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Published on August 6, 2021 by Jon Chaconas