New skate park facility opens

Use for facility suggested for area senior citizens, additional walkway planned for seniors

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Garrett Blaine tries out a grind bar at the new skate spot skate park in Gentry last Wednesday. As soon as the barricades came down, the skateboarders were there testing their skills in the new facility.

Garrett Blaine tries out a grind bar at the new skate spot skate park in Gentry last Wednesday. As soon as the barricades came down, the skateboarders were there testing their skills in the new facility.
Photo by Randy Moll

As soon as the construction barricades came down, Gentry’s new skate-spot skate park became a busy place with area skateboarders and bike riders testing it out.

The construction fencing came down last week, Wednesday afternoon, and the new park feature was in use by 10 to 15 young people before Allcorn Concrete workers had even left. Boys on skate boards were turning on the half pipe, grinding on the rails and going up and down ramps and steps.

And the skate park has continued to be busy each afternoon and over the weekend.

On Sunday, following the concert in the park, the new facility was officially dedicated, with Gentry Mayor Wes Hogue reading a proclamation and a special skate ...


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