Though it’s been open to the public for a few months, the city of Roanoke recently celebrated its new skate park with a grand opening event.
The Roanoke Skate Park, next to Cannon Parkway Park, had a soft opening in January, but the city put together an official opening for the state-of-the-art park. The park features a unique culinary-themed design based on the city’s “Unique Dining Capital” slogan.
Skaters showed off their skills and several folks who influenced the park’s design and construction were introduced, including the young local skaters who were involved in the design.
— Mark David Smith