Kyle Little nudged his skateboard up to the steep lip of the 5,000-square-foot bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore, leaned forward and dropped in, picking up speed as his wheels rolled down the smooth, graffiti-covered concrete.
What was once a little-used basketball court in Hampden's Roosevelt Park has received a $675,000 renovation in recent years, transforming it into a skating paradise full of ramps, stairs, ledges, handrails and other features to entice skaters in Baltimore and from around the region.
"This place is the best," said Little, 25, of Canton. "I love it up here."
A grand opening is scheduled Saturday afternoon to celebrate the...