Park District opens new downtown Rockford skateboarding park

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Rockford Park District celebrated the opening of its brand new skatepark in downtown Rockford on Friday.

The Landing Skatepark opened this afternoon at Founder’s Landing at Davis Park on Wyman Street.

The location is about 5,000 square feet, a donation from the Smith Charitable Trust.

Planning for the skatepark took about two years, according to the project’s designer, Eric Neubauer.

“The way I set this park up is, there are infinite lines here, because of this pavilion being in the middle,” he said. “So, it’s like your creativity and your abilities, your amount of fun you’re going to have here, it’s up to you.”

Today is national Go Skateboarding Day, which celebrates athleticism, creativity, and the influence of skateboarding.

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