One for the Dudes: Shaw Skate Park Reopens

by March 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm 3,337 0

Shaw Skate Park, skateboarding, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

Click on the collage for photos of the renovated skate park at 11th and Rhode Island NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez

Attention, skaters. The renovation of the Shaw Skate Park at 11th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW finished last week. DC Parks and Recreation had originally scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for this past Thursday, but after vandals cut open the fence and covered parts of the new park with graffiti, the city pushed back the official opening to do some last-minute repair work. Instead, the Skate Park had a soft opening on Friday.

The skate park is next to the soccer field and Shaw Dog Park on 11th Street NW. It is normally open every day throughout the year, from dawn to dusk. Skateboarders skate unsupervised, but the city recommends that adults supervise children and that all skaters use standard safety equipment.


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