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.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of park for skateboarders, partially funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation. The facility, funded partly by Baltimore City, will be built in Roosevelt Park in Hampden. The community of skateboarders in the area is expected to turn out in force to celebrate the start of the park, which is spearheaded by Stephanie Murdock, coincidentally an aide to City Council member Mary Pat Clarke.