December 29 1992 - July 8th 2011
Alexandria “Alix” Rice was an exceptional, fun, and loving young woman. Her upbeat attitude could turn around anyone’s day, and she was an incredibly caring person to friends and strangers alike. Her thoughtfulness sparked this project and will carry it through to completion. On July 8, 2011, Alix was riding her longboard, “Rupert,” home from work when she was struck by a drunk driver. Alix lost her life that night, yet it is her inspiring nature, not tragedy, that will define her legacy.
The Alix Rice peace park Foundation is a 501C3 Non Profit Organization. It was formed August 26, 2012 with the major goal of building a skatepark in memory of Alexandria "Alix" Rice. A safe haven for local skateboard/longboard enthusiasts in Alix's home town of Amherst. (Above are some concepts that have been talked about with Pillar Designs.)
If you would like to either remember a loved one or would like to support the park with your company or corporation here are the options available. We would request that you please fill the form out with exact details and send to the foundation address on the form!!!
PERSONAL/FAMILY BRICKS = $100
SILVER CORPORATE BRICKS = $500
GOLD CORPORATE BRICKS = $1000
BENCHES = $5000
PAVILION = $5000
SKATE FEATURES = $10000
The Foundation’s mission is to preserve the values of Alix Rice through her legacy as a longboard and skateboard enthusiast by soliciting funds to financially support the erection and preservation of a skate park as a safe, centrally located meeting place separate from traffic available to all Amherst residents which will promote and empower the youth as stewards of the creative force that adds diversity to our local community through skateboarding as a recreational activity within the Amherst community. To secure a 10,000 - 16,000 sq.ft. public skatepark in memory of Alix Rice.
The purpose of this project is to provide a safe place for skaters to skate and share camaraderie similar to those experiences of soccer, hockey, lacrosse or football players.Skate parks are not breeding grounds for trouble. Skaters have a bad image because they are seen on streets or in locations not appropriate for skateboarders. Skateboarding is a social culture. Teenagers in particular need more than just a place to skateboard. They are looking for a place to meet with friends and talk about music, video-games and sports. Increasingly, outdoor space and public areas are privatized in a manner that discourages teens from gathering. They are looking for a physical place that welcomes them in our community. When a skate park finally gets built in an area where there was a negative reaction they eventually realize the positive impact it has on their communities.
All are available for a donation at
2889 Phatman Boardshop, Sheridan Drive , Tonawanda , NY 14150
The skatepark proposed for Amherst in memory of Alexandria "Alix" Rice has taken a huge step forward. The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is proud to announce that the location of the skatepark has been narrowed down to two parcels of land at the Northtown Center, and the process of a user agreement will be implemented in the next few months.
While we are extremely excited at this news, we are still in need of roughly $170,000 to achieve our fundraising goal. We need to continue to raise funds from all possible avenues, and solicit in-kind donations from local suppliers and contractors.
If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us .Thank you again for all of your support to date, we are truly grateful.
President, Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation