The Jolie Crider Memorial Skatepark is the city’s latest innovative design landmark, and is bringing in a new wave of skaters, both professionals and newbies. Far more durable than the previous park, this 14,000 square foot, $400,000 project is located right across the street from Columbus East High School in Clifty Park.
At first the city of Columbus couldn’t decide if the 20-year-old, skatepark should be renovated or completely rebuilt. The pre-existing skatepark was made of a skatelite material that was cracked and worn, making it unusable and unsafe for skaters. It was eventually decided that the city would rebuild the park altogether, offering a new and exciting place for residents and visitors alike to come and express themselves through skating.
To learn more about the Jolie Crider Memorial Skatepark, check out this New York Times article.
Photos by Mike Wolanin, The Republic Newspaper