Shout out to all Maine skaters and fans!

The City of South Portland Parks and Recreation put out a press release on Facebook announcing the highly anticipated opening of its very first skatepark.

This is a momentous occasion where the department will host a huge grand opening event.

When? It all goes down Wednesday, June 21, which coincides with national "Go Skateboarding Day." Fitting, eh?

City of South Portland via Facebook
City of South Portland via Facebook

The ceremony will take place from 4-6pm at the brand spanking new skate part right across the street from South Portland Community Center on 21 Nelson Road in South Portland.

As the press release states, you can be ready for a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, food trucks, a mini skate competition, and giveaways!

City of South Portland via Facebook

Also highlighted will be esteemed guests including the Skatepark Committee Members and the Mayor of South Portland, with Kate Lewis.

The South Portland Skatepark was designed by Pillar Design Studios and built by Pivot crew from American Ramp Company. It's 10,000 square feet of skateboarding heaven will cater to all riders and skill sets, according to the press release.

“The concept of a skatepark in South Portland is something that has been discussed for many years in this community,” said Anthony Johnson, Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, in the press release. “Through the tireless efforts of the City’s volunteer Skatepark Committee formed in 2018, we were finally able to make this dream a reality.

Will you be checking it out this month?

For more information, visit the City of South Portland on Facebook. 

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