Unity Skate Board And BMX Park (North Adams, MA)

 

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

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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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About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

4 responses to “Unity Skate Board And BMX Park (North Adams, MA)

  • jfwknifton

    There should be a lot more amenities like this to keep kids interested and fit. It might even help the fight against crime, depending, of course, on where you build them.

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    • New England Nomad

      I agree! It’s much better for for kids to be out at the park than playing games inside. Good point. It’s always good to give kids some positive ways to spend their time. This park is in a pretty safe area. So, that is another good thing about the park. Thank you.

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  • Carolyn Page

    I love to see these bike and skate parks for kids. When my grandsons were younger a park of this kind opened quite close to their home. They were avid skaters at that time. The enjoyment for them was palpable.
    Some voiced their concerns regarding accidents; and granted there are some mishaps, scrapes and unavoidable injuries for some; but, without sounding mean; they are a part of the adventure of youth…. Both boys, and their friends, all managed to escape unharmed, fit and healthy.
    Such fun! 🙂
    As a youngster I had to travel for miles to go to an ice skating rink, or roller skating rink; and had to pay an entrance fee. The grandsons think this was mean… Hahaaaa… 🙂
    A great find.

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    • New England Nomad

      Thank you, Carolyn! I noticed the same enjoyment from the kids playing there. I was more surprised at the older kids I saw there, which is fine I just wasn’t expecting to see them there. Yes, we took a lot of chances growing up and we turned out just fine (well, on second thought…). But, yes, sometimes you have to bruise a little in life to live and learn.

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