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Help Build the Baghdad Skatepark


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


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Contribution #579580
Contribution #468699
Contribution #544524
Today’s balance

$21,737.94 USD

Total raised

$21,902.94 USD

Total disbursed

$165.00 USD

Estimated annual budget

--.-- USD



We are pleased to tell you all that land is officially granted and that our partners, Make Life Skate Life, will break ground on the Baghdad Skatepark in early 2024! The logistics team is in Baghdad now, getting everything ready. Photos and updates to come. Thank you for making it happen! 

-The Islah Reparations Team 

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

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

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News from Help Build the Baghdad Skatepark

Updates on our activities and progress.


We are pleased to tell you all that land is officially granted and that our partners, Make Life Skate Life, will break ground on the Baghdad Skatepark in early 2024! The logistics team is in Baghdad now, getting everything ...
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Published on July 24, 2023 by Jon Chaconas

Meet Jameel, who needs our help!

Dear Friends and Supporters, As many of you know, we continue to face a stymied Iraqi bureaucracy to break ground on the skate park in Baghdad. We continue to push, and with our partners,...
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Published on January 21, 2023 by Ross Caputi

Baghdad Skatepark Update

Greetings from Iraq! Here is an update on the skatepark: Our most recent meeting with government officials confirmed a single park location -- we are very pleased with the section of land allocated and eager to break ground. Final papers ar...
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Published on March 15, 2022 by Kali Rubaii
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