Skaters and enthusiasts alike came out to support the Manchester Skatepark Project Saturday, May 26. The minds behind the project have been fundraising since earlier this year to make the skate park at Christmas Tree Park safer and more fun by upgrading equipment and repairing damaged ramps.
Recently I had a magazine assignment to photograph Christopher Schafer and the miniature skate park he had built in his backyard. Schafer, a clothing designer, has always had a passion for skateboarding so he built a 16-by-30-foot half-pipe in his yard.
New skatepark in Hampden, which draws about 100 people a day, many from out of town, holds its grand opening May 3. It's a big day for them, and for Stephanie Murdock, who raised money for seven years, and for the owners of Vu, a skateboard shop that opened on Falls Road around the corner from the skatepark.