Skate park groundbreaking upcoming

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A depiction of he design for the skate park.

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WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new concrete skate park at the David Williams Memorial Park.

The much-anticipated skate park groundbreaking will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at Shelter D, located near the pond and wooden playground. The Clinton County Skatepark Association will be hosting a Groundbreaking Party following the ceremony.

There will be free food and drinks followed by a skate event at the current skate park at J.W. Denver Williams Park.

“We are happy to be pushing forward and breaking barriers seeing the community embracing skateboarding. It’s exciting to have something for younger generations who need alternative sports and who need a getaway. It will be contributing to a better future to Wilmington and a fun addition to such an amazing parks system,” said Sean Gibson, President of the Clinton County Skatepark Association.

Grindline Skateparks of Seattle, Washington, the designer/builder of the project, expects to complete this skate park within eight weeks with plans to open near the beginning of November 2017. This park is designed for beginner and intermediate skaters, which will coincide with the current skate park, which is designed for intermediate and advances skaters.

Please visit the parks’ Facebook Page or call the Parks office for more information at 937-382-4781.

A depiction of he design for the skate park. depiction of he design for the skate park. Courtesy photo

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