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(Gallery) Auburn Skatepark Officially Open


Skaters of all ages and abilities were out Friday to attend the ribbon cutting for the City of Auburn’s new skatepark.

While fencing around the park came down last November, allowing skaters to enjoy the facility, the ribbon was cut on the park on Friday.

Designed by Grindline Skateparks Inc., the 10,000 sq ft facility is designed for skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, and scooters. It is roughly 50% larger than the former skatepark that was dismantled last summer.

Located at Casey Park near the old skatepark, the new park will be open from dawn to dusk.

Funding for the nearly $1 million project was made possible through made possible through city, state, and federal grant programs as well as contributions from local and national foundations. A funding breakdown can be found below.

The park had originally been slated for completion last October; however, Auburn City Planner Renee Jensen had previously told Finger Lakes News Radio that unforeseen delays related to insurance set the project’s start day back.

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