Gnarly: Skatepark drawing big crowds, rave reviews
On a hot and humid Wednesday afternoon, dozens of skateboards performed flips, slips, slides, grinds, grabs, drops, and assorted other tricks and maneuvers on the newly completed skatepark at David McLeod Park off South Santiago Drive.
“This place is nice, especially the flatpark, “ said one skater who traveled from Columbia with three other friends with the sole intent of checking out the city’s new skatepark. They came away impressed.
The park, which officially opened on March 13, cost more than $200,000. The FLOSK8 organization raised $85,000 to fund the project and the city paid for the rest.
The skatepark is separated into two areas: A flat park, which includes rails, ledges, stairs, curbs and other obstacles; the other section of the park includes a bowl, a quarterpipe, and several ramps.
The skatepark is open every day from sunrise to sunset.