Date Of Visit: July 15, 2017
Location: Noel Field Athletic Complex on Route 8, North Adams, MA (310 State Street, North Adams, MA)
Hours: open daily sunrise to sunset
Parking: There is a small parking area next to the skate park
Highlights: skate park with ramps, stairs and rails for cyclists and skate boarders
You never know what you’ll find if you just keep your eyes open. While driving home from MASS MOCA (blog posts from there will be posted very soon), I came across this newly constructed bike and skate park.
The recently opened UNITY Skate Board And BMX Park (the ribbon cutting ceremony was July 1) is a great place for kids and adults of all ages to come together and show off some of their skating chops.
UNITY (an acronym for the United, Neighboring, Interdependent, Trusted Youth) has several rails, steps and ramps for bicyclists and skateboarders to use. The park also has some decor that are tributes to famous landmarks in the area.
There park has two structures that are dedicated to two separate landmarks of northwestern Massachusetts. The hole in the box in the first photo is a symbol of the Hoosac Tunnel and the grey ball in the second photo is a symbol of the memorial on Mount Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts.
The park has lots of space for all of the skaters and bicyclists to attempt their stunts.
It was good to see people from all backgrounds, skill levels and ages using the park.
Below is a video of the skaters at the park. As you can see, it attracts a good crowd.
Today’s featured website is Rye Airfield. Rye Airfield in Rye, NH, is considered New England’s premiere skate park.
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