The Crooked River Skatepark has officially been open since Friday November 4th, 2014, and when the weather rises above freezing the park is getting shredded. If anything, the weather made the park more interesting to skate, providing more obstacles like melted puddles and sometimes piles of snow turning into hurdles that guide you while pumping through the bowl. Dale and Paul were sessioning the bowl during the ribbon cutting and both skaters and non-skaters alike were able to enjoy watching them rip.
The Columbus Bridge is open after 19 long months of construction. The reopening of the bridge will make the skatepark easier to access by taking Columbus Road directly to the park!
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In March 2013, Grindline began exploratory digging on the site which resulted in the discovery of large bulkhead anchors throughout the site. These anchors help hold up the bulkhead along the waterfront and cannot be removed or built around. The City began looking for another location within the Rivergate Park area and a public meeting was held on July 24th, 2013 to present the options. The public overwhelming supported the new location in order to maintain the current conceptual design.