Salisbury Skatepark’s second phase open for use

Salisbury Skatepark’s second phase has been completed and city officials and local skaters opened the park with a ceremonial lap on Tuesday.

Phase 2 adds over 4,000 square feet of surface and includes a curved quarter-pipe, ledges, rails, and other features.

“The Salisbury Skatepark Committee members and I have been working on this project for 11 long years,” said Deborah Stam, Assistant Director of the Salisbury Housing & Community Development Department.

“It is so gratifying to see the next phase completed, and we are looking forward to the completion of the third and final phase. The Salisbury Skatepark enhances the quality of life for our local residents by providing a positive outlet for the energy and exuberance of the community’s youth.”

Mayor Jake Day saluted all of the various groups that worked together to advance the park’s progress.

“One of the great things about this endeavor is that it has been a community and government combined effort – the city working together with the community to raise the funds to make this a reality,” Day said. “And we still have one phase left to go, so the Skatepark, which is already a tremendous asset, is going to get even bigger and better.”

If you plan to use the Salisbury Skatepark, here is some info you will need to know:

  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • All skaters must be appropriately registered.  
  • Skaters 18 years of age and older must complete and sign a Waiver and Release form and obtain a Salisbury Skatepark registration sticker.  This sticker must be displayed prominently on your skating helmet in order to enter and skate in the park.
  • All skaters under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian, and must also display the Skatepark sticker prominently on their helmet.

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