Greenfield Skate Park Ready for Use May 26 / Grand Opening Celebration to Follow on June 21

The Greenfield Recreation Department is proud to announce the soft opening of its new skate
park located at 71 Chapman St. The 10,000 square foot park, designed by Pillar Design and
constructed by Mountain View Landscapes with Artisan Skateparks, is nearing completion and
will be open for use beginning May 26.  A formal grand opening celebration is being planned for
Wednesday, June 21 which is National Go Skateboarding Day.

“The park has been a true community effort that has finally come to fruition. We know the
community is very eager to skate this new facility so now that the contractor’s work is mostly
complete, we are opening the park ahead of the grand celebration slated for the end of June. It’s
been a long time coming and we couldn’t be more thrilled!” said Recreation Director Christy

While the park will open for use beginning May 26, the public is reminded that additional site
work may continue into the weeks ahead. The park will be open daily from dawn until dusk and
skaters are asked to please abide by all park rules, which are posted.

The new park is designed for all ages and abilities and features many street-style elements
including ramps, stairs, rails, hubbas, a pier seven, a flip bank and a vert wall that resembles
Greenfield’s very own Poet’s Seat Tower. The tower was painted by local artist Suzanne Gale
with financial support from the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. This skateable art piece truly
makes Greenfield’s skate park one of a kind. Additional park elements include a shade structure,
benches, water fountain with refill station and a Lyra solar charging station.

The park, which broke ground in September 2022, has been long awaited by Greenfield’s skate
community, which has been petitioning for a new park since 2010 when Greenfield’s former
park closed. After more than a decade, skateboarders will now have a safe environment to
participate in their sport. The park would not have been possible without financial contributions
from the Commonwealth’s Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities grant, an
appropriation through the city of Greenfield’s Capital Improvement Program, and American
Rescue Plan Act funding, as well as significant donations from the late Lewis Scott, the Kiwanis
Club of Greenfield, Greening Greenfield, the Friends of Greenfield Recreation and the
fundraising efforts of the skate community. More details about the park’s grand opening
celebration will be released in the weeks to come.