FANWOOD, NJ --  Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Borough Council will celebrate official grand opening of its new skate park with a ribbon-cutting with on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Road Park.  

“We are thrilled to provide this new recreational facility to Fanwood families," Mayor Mahr commented. "There are many children and young adults involved with skateboarding and BMX biking, and they deserve to have a safe opportunity to enjoy their sport.”

“After many years of deliberating, hearing feedback from the public, working with our municipal officials, reviewing designs, securing funding, and getting input from local skateboarders, the Fanwood Recreation Commission is happy to present to the community a beautiful, new recreational facility - the Forest Road Park Skate Park," said Fanwood Recreation Director Bob Budiansky. "The Commissioners and I look forward to the skate park providing a superior skateboarding experience to its users for many years to come. Based on the skate park's usage so far, I'd say we're off to an excellent start. “

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Fanwood’s new skate park is located in Forest Road Park in a fenced in area that is open only to skateboarders and BMX bikers. It was made possible by the Fanwood Recreation Commission, the Recreation Trust Fund, a grant from Union County, and the taxpayers of Fanwood. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.