Skateboarders celebrate Breck skate park renovation |

Skateboarders celebrate Breck skate park renovation

The group of kids, parents and others who spearheaded the renovation of the Breckenridge Skateboard Park will celebrate the efforts of all involved on Monday, Oct. 19, at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The $650,000 project was driven by kids interested in skateboarding and family members who took the initiative to the Breckenridge Town Council, and worked with the designer to plan the new park that is more interconnected and twice the size of the original.

The Breckenridge Recreation Center took down fencing encircling the redesigned park on Oct. 8, giving skaters a few weeks to enjoy the park before the snow comes.

For kids ages 6 to 12, the park will offer after-school sessions for $12 a day from Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 22 to 24. Those interested should contact the rec center to sign up.

The project was financed by the town with capital allocation funding and completed by renowned park designers Team Pain Skate Parks, which also designed the original park close to 20 years prior.

The park will stay open as long as there is no snow on it and will have an official grand-opening ceremony next spring when the snow melts.

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