Napa Skatepark Grand Opening Oct 10th at 12pm


Napa Skatepark Grand Opening:

Time: Oct 10th at Noon.

Location: Kennedy Park at Highway 221 and Streblow Drive.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Napa Skate Park, North Bay’s largest skate park, will begin at noon. Admission is free. Activities will include music, food, vendors and professional skateboarding demonstrations by Vans Pro Skate Team. The park will be available for skateboarding.

The world’s largest skateboard, a board so giant its 37-feet-long frame must be transported on a flatbed truck, will also be on display.

Morning activities will include park enhancement projects and tree planting. Volunteer participants will meet at 9 a.m. inside Kennedy Park at Highway 221 and Streblow Drive.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to inspire your family and friends to make a difference in the community, and I encourage everyone to get signed up to volunteer,” said John Coates, city of Napa Parks and Recreation Services director.

The new Napa Skate Park was conceived in July, 2014 after months of community meetings. Last January, City Council unanimously approved the 30,000 square foot Skatepark to Kennedy Park. Workers from California Skateparks, the designers of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Vans Skate Park in Huntington Beach, broke ground on the project almost immediately.

“I’m excited to see the plans we’ve worked on for years come to reality,” Mayor Jill Techel said in a news release. “This skate park will finally give kids who prefer action sports a first-rate facility equivalent to what we have been offering our team sports for generations.”

Community members who wish to volunteer should contact the Parks and Recreation Services Department at 707-257-9529. Personal protective equipment is required to skate the park.