I’ve designed more than 150 skateparks around the world, everything from a park for Tony Hawk’s backyard to ones in South Africa and Chelsea Piers in New York. This, hands down, has ALL THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS TO BE THE BEST SKATEPARK I’ve worked on.
The setting [under an Interstate 93 ramp in East Cambridge] is extremely unique. To have some sort of roof structure, to be able to skate out of the heat or rain or snow, that’s great. The location is so optimum: A LITTLE MORE THAN 100 FEET FROM THE WATERFRONT at the back entry of the Duck Tours ramp within North Point Park. The adjacent landscape and amenities are going to make this a great place to go, whether or not you come to skate. If a family member doesn’t want to skate, there’s plenty of walkways and parkland, and you’re walking distance from the Museum of Science.