Burlington skatepark nears completion

If you saw the hot new skateboard movie, “We’re Blood,” (which aired in October in Burlington) you’ll know that Vermont has turned out world-class skate talent, including featured rider Chris Colbourn, of Colchester. Soon, skaters such as Colbourn and Kyle Burroughs are going to have a state-of-the-art skate park to ride. Burlington’s redeveloped skate park is scheduled to be completed in December. The skate park has been an eight-year dream of Maven shop owner Brendan Foster who worked with the city and designers Grindline Skateparks to make it happen. The 21,000 square foot park features a giant 150-foot bowl with 8- to 10-foot drops. The bowl also flows nicely into smaller elements like the “bird bath.” The park is part of the greater Waterfront Access North development plan, the which includes rehabbing the Moran Plant and a new building for the Community Sailing Center.

 

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson is the staff writer for Vermont Sports Magazine. The native Vermonter enjoys steep and deep skiing and wandering all over the state by Subaru. Find him on Twitter at @evanisathome.