The beloved skatepark has found a new home in Burlington’s South End.
This December, Talent Skatepark is coming back to Burlington with a brand new location at Burton Snowboards’ South End campus. Talent Skatepark was the place where kids in the Burlington area went to skateboard, 360 days a year, for 17 years. The park, run by Hannah Deene Wood and her husband, skatepark builder David Wood, became a hangout for skaters and attracted stars such as Chris “Cookie” Colbourn, who went on to be featured in a number of movies. But in 2018, facing financial pressures, the couple had to close. “I went into this deep depression,” says Hannah. “But then a few parents of some of the Talent kids got together and pulled me out of it and said, hey we have to restart this.” At the time, Burton was looking for something to do with its nearly 10,000 square feet of empty warehouse space in Burlington. “It was a perfect fit,” says Hannah. This December, Talent will re-open in the Burton space as a non-profit.
Featured Photo Caption: The Talent’s got kid—and will be bringing them to the new venue at Burton this fall. Photo courtesy Talent