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Posted on: July 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Opening of Skate Park at East Side Rec Park


Built in 1989, the East Side Recreation (Rec) skatepark is the oldest municipal skatepark in New York State. In conjunction with Jah Skate Shop, which was located at 8 Caroline Street from 1988 until 1993, the skatepark used to host many team demos, spawned a few professional skaters, and in the mid-90's was an official stop for Vans Warped Tour skate contest qualifications. The skatepark is a highly respected piece of East Coast skate history, and its popularity has grown along with the popularity of skateboarding and other wheeled sports.

Improvements replaced the skatepark's outdated facilities with a poured-in-place concrete park featuring a new bowl, banks, ledges and rails for a total cost of $445,905.08. Special thanks to the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department along with OnDeck, Saratoga Springs DPW, Saratoga City School District, Pillar Design and Artisan Skateparks.

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