John Metcalfe Skatepark Open

John Metcalfe Skatepark Open

John Metcalfe Upgraded Skatepark Now Open
Posted on 07/21/2021
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          On Friday, July 16th, the City of Fountain hosted a small grand opening for the new John Metcalfe Skate Park. Mayor Ortega, several Council Members, as well as City employees and Fountain residents celebrated a ribbon cutting and short tour of the skate parks design and features. While attendees enjoyed some snacks and refreshments donated by the local Sam’s Club and Walmart  many locals were already enjoying the new park, skating, biking, and rollerblading on the brand new equipment.

          The park as many new additions for the skating community to enjoy, including a quarter pipe, bank ramp, fun box with rails, sine with fun box and rails, and a full bowl. The skate park will also be host to a half trough slide, recliner, and a half-moon grind which are signature pieces, all designed by pro skaters.

                   The project was originally presented by several youth from the City of Fountain back in 2019, at a Parks and Recreation Board Meeting. The City then worked with the youth community to determine the type of equipment they would like at the new skate park, and were able to vote and leave notes for parks staff to convey what features they desired. The public can now access the NEW upgraded John Metcalfe Skate Park during 5am-11pm hours.