Rhodes Skate Park Re-Opens in Downtown Boise
After two years of raising money and nine months of construction, Rhodes Skate Park opened its ramps and rails on Saturday. The million-dollar makeover, makes it a top-notch skating spot, right here in Boise.
Hundreds of people celebrated the opening over the weekend with a "board breaking" ceremony Downtown.
The original park was built in the mid-1990's by former Ada County Highway Commissioner Glenn Rhodes. After two decades, the City of Boise decided it was time to give the park a face lift.
The Tony Hawk Foundation gave a $10,000 grant, the Albertson Family Foundation donating $1.25 million, and the City of Boise contributed $300,000 to improve the design and landscaping along 15 and 16 streets, which will start in the next few weeks.
This skate park is not only drawing in tons of riders, it's bringing in big business to Boise. International skateboard company Element is opening up an office right next to the park.
If you haven't had the chance to drive by and see the new Skate Park, it's definitely a big addition to our growing downtown area!