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Skatepark of Baltimore opens in Hampden after decade of planning
Skatepark of Baltimore opens in Hampden after decade of planning

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 skate bowl, Murdock...

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