Local nonprofit Skate AC broke ground Monday on a new skateboard park at the site of the old skate park at Sovereign Avenue and the bay.
The group raised about $15,000 to rebuild the park.
On Tuesday, the crew from 5th Pocket Skateparks, of Langhorne, Penn., were rebuilding the ledges.
Jesse Clayton, of 5th Pocket, said the new ledges would be built to industry standard, cast concrete with steel edging. “It’ll be nice and durable and you can, like, beat it with a sledgehammer,” he said. “It can really deal with the abuse.”
Zack Katzen, of Skate AC, said they’re having an official opening June 21, which is Go Skateboarding Day across the U.S. Afterward, they’re planning a party for 48 Blocks. The next week, the Vans Warped Tour comes to town, “which we hope to leverage into a lot of potential collaborations,” Katzen said.
Clayton said the old quarter pipe from the previous skatepark will be buried in the new concrete ramps.
“It’ll be in a concrete sarcophagus,” he said. But we’ll know it’s in there. “It’s in there—time capsule. Forever.”