Growing up, Stephanie Murdock would spend hours driving to and from skate parks in Virginia to skateboard.
When she graduated from Towson University in 2004 with a major in politics, Murdock decided she wanted to build a state-of-the-art facility in North Baltimore.
She took out an ad in the City Paper, listing her personal cellphone number, and began receiving tons of calls from interested people. A group of them met soon after to discuss the idea. It took a decade, but on Saturday they celebrated the long-awaited grand opening of the Skatepark of Baltimore in Roosevelt Park.
As a local rock band tuned their guitars and a skateboarders whizzed around a full-sized...