'Push for the Park' rallies for new Roc City Skate Park

Posted at: 05/25/2013 11:05 AM | Updated at: 05/25/2013 8:05 PM

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Dozens of skaters got together in Parma Saturday morning to rally for the proposed skate park that could be coming to Rochester.

The event included a long board race at 11 a.m. as well as open skating and live music. Local skateboarding companies, Krudco Skateshop and FarmFresh Longboard Company, both hosted the rally at Parma Town Park Saturday morning.

The proposed Roc City Skate Park would be the largest skate park in the country. Right now, if built, it would be located on South Avenue near the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge.

Organizers told News10NBC the park could mean good things for both skaters and local businesses.

“Downtown where skaters don't have a lot of places to go other than the streets and sidewalks and things. It's going to be a safe place for them to skate. It'll be big enough that'll they'll be able to hold national events, larger events, draw people from out of town,” said Gary Shadders, FarmFresh Longboarding Co.

Construction on that park could begin as early as the summer of 2015.

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