A new skatepark has come to East Bridgewater and it comes with a unique feature: it’s portable.
The park opened on April 8th after years of effort and planning under the guidance of Diane Carey and East Bridgewater Biking and Skating Enrichment (EB BASE). The debut event happened on the common and saw riders of all ages in attendance. There was Live music, a BMX performance, and facepainting.
Carey writes of opening day:
“Today at our opening day event I felt so much support from the community, Selectmen, police, CERT, DPW, friends, family, artist, musicians, our park was even blessed by Fr. Paul Ring. What a day! Thank you to everyone for the support and all the volunteers who made this day amazing.”
Diane Carey also recognized the generosity of the Victoria Snelgrove Memorial Fund (or Torie Fund) that made the park possible.
Dianne and Richard Snelgrove donated $25K for the park. The fund honors the memory of their daughter Victoria Snelgrove, an East Bridgewater native, who passed away in 2004 following a Red Sox game.
At the end of its future events, the park equipment (ramps, rails. pipes) disassemble to fit neatly inside a trailer. The trailer sports the EB BASE decal as well as the official park name: Victoria Snelgrove Skatepark.
The Park will be at GWM Middle School tomorrow the 15th, on the 18th, and on the 21st, all between the hours of 12pm-5pm. You can track the park for future locations via their Facebook page.
The park does provide skating equipment and protective gear, though they are in limited supply.