The Skatepark of Baltimore partnered with the city and state to open a skateboarding facility in Hampden. The grand opening is scheduled to kick off on Saturday at noon with ribbon cutting at 1 p.m., at the Roosevelt Park on 36th Street.
The 11,000-square-feet concrete platform features ledges, stairs, handrails and much more to enhance skaters’ experience. The total expenses for the project totaled up to over a half a million dollars. Phase I was completed back in 2014, which included a 5,000-square-feet concrete bowl.
While the Phase II of the project was complete in December 2016, but organizers thought it best to wait until the weather was for favorable for the celebratory opening. The event will feature live bands, a DJ, regional and local skaters and foods from the Golden West Café and Sweet Side Café will be available for purchase. Waverly Brewing Company will supply beverages for the event and debut its new beer, Frontside Ale.
Founder of Skatepark of Baltimore, Stephanie Murdock, said, “Construction completed right before Christmas, not a great time of the year to have a big outdoor event.
She said the park was put to use “as soon as the concrete dried” and has attracted nearly 100 people each day from outside the state and all over the city.
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