Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer

Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem city officials say the turnout at last summer’s temporary skate park – at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds – was so good; they’re building a permanent one.

Construction on the new park, which will be built beside the fairground’s annex building, is set to begin this summer. It will be somewhere between 12 to 15 thousand square feet.

For local skaters, it’s a welcomed idea, especially when it comes to the next generation.

“Their parents aren’t just going be like, ‘Oh we’ll drop you off downtown for the day to go skate,’” said Colin Snoke, of Exodus Skate Shop in Winston-Salem. “They need a safer place to skate.”

Snoke began skateboarding at age 12 and when he got his first board, every other sport fell by the wayside.

“Skateboarding’s like endless, you can do it anywhere,” Snoke said. “There’s an infinite amount of tricks you…

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