DC Skate Park Grand Opening

15,000 sq. ft. park modeled after Freedom Plaza

By John Wist
|  Saturday, May 5, 2012  |  Updated 9:51 AM EDT
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DC Skate Park Grand Opening

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The District of Columbia has all the major sports: football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. But for those interested in something a little more extreme, D.C. is unveiling a place for them this weekend.

The Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium officially opens to the public Saturday. Mayor Vincent Gray and pro skateboarder and DC native Darren Harper will help cut the ribbon.

The Maloof Money Cup, a series of pro events that take place worldwide, built the roughly $1 million park last year. A pro competition was held there in September, but the park was closed shortly after to finish construction.

The design of the 15,000 square foot park is inspired by Freedom Plaza and the architecture along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The ribbon cutting and opening ceremony takes place at 2:00 p.m.
 

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