Health & Wellness

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening of Plainfield’s First Skatepark

City officials and members of the administration at the ground breaking ceremony on June 1, 2017. Credits: Jennifer Popper
City officials and members of the administration at the ground breaking ceremony on June 1, 2017. Credits: Jennifer Popper
City officials and members of the administration, along with Haralambos S. Tsivicos, CEO of Tsivikos Enterprises, Inc. (second from right), at the ground breaking ceremony on June 1, 2017. Credits: Jennifer Popper

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and members of the City Council will gather at the Madison Avenue Skatepark, Plainfield’s first, for a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1.

The new skatepark will offer a safe recreational space for Plainfield youth to engage in one of the nation’s fastest growing sports. The event will kick off with a speaking program, followed by a professional skate exhibition.

The 7,000 square foot park, created by nationally recognized skatepark designer Mark Wojton and Tsivikos Enterprises, Inc., will accommodate a wide range of age and proficiency levels so that it is fully accessible to the community.

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In early May of this year, Mayor Mapp announced that the skatepark's ground breaking would take place, and on June 1st, a ceremony was held with members of the administration and Haralambos S. Tsivicos, CEO of Tsivikos Enterprises.

RELATED:  Ground Breaking Ceremony for Plainfield Skatepark on June 1

 

The Madison Avenue Skatepark is part of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp’s ongoing efforts to increase and diversify the types of recreational opportunities that are available to the city’s youth. Despite the immense popularity of skateboarding, very few communities have skateparks.

  • WHAT:  Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Madison Avenue Skatepark
  • WHO: Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Plainfield City Council members, and city officials
  • WHEN: Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • WHERE: Madison Park, 301-23 West 2nd Street in Plainfield

There will be a speaking program, a professional skate exhibition, and photo opportunities.  Street parking is available.

 

NOTE:  The original story noted the skate park is to be 5,000 square feet; it is 7,000 square feet.

 

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