BOSTON — Skaters rejoice, it’s finally happening. Nearly two decades after it was first thought up, Boston is getting a public skate park.
A groundbreaking ceremony is being held Thursday morning for the Lynch Family Skatepark and organizers expect it to open by this time next year.
The $3 million, 40,000-square-foot skaters’ paradise will be located in East Cambridge near North Point Park, underneath ramps to I-93. The park is designed to accommodate skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers, scooter riders and athletes in wheelchairs. The venue will also have seating for spectators and will be able to accomodate community events as well as professional skating competitions.