A grand opening in June was held at the new Ann Arbor Skatepark in the northwest portion of Veterans Memorial Park. The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosted the event which included skateboarding contests, beginner skate lessons, music, and vendor booths. Guests included pro-skateboarding demonstrations by Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Alex Sorgente, Tony Magnusson, Ron Allen, and Garold Vallie.
The 30,000-square-foot, world class facility with kidney pools, a snake run, clover and flow bowls, and a rock ride, began construction last year.
2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor.
Free to the public. a2skatepark.org.