A ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 will mark the official opening of Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Skatepark.
Immediately following remarks by Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews, Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks, Brian Moore of SITE Design Group and others, skateboarders will have the opportunity to try out the features of the new skatepark.
Members of local outfitter Ambush Board Company’s skate team will be on hand as well as Red Bull’s MXT event vehicle. There will be music, merchandise giveaways and raffles along with food vending on-site. A limited edition of Swift-Cantrell Skatepark t-shirts will also be available for purchase.
The state-of-the-art skatepark is a 40,000 square foot all-concrete permanent facility and consists of a Street League plaza as well as the more traditional flow course and bowl. These elements will provide challenges for skateboarders of all skill levels.
The skatepark will be capable of hosting local, regional and world-class competitions and exhibitions. It is Cobb County’s first public skatepark and is expected to attract skaters from throughout the region.
“There’s no other skatepark with the quality and versatility as this one within 300 miles,” said Mayor Mathews in a press release. “Skaters have been waiting for this park to open through construction delays caused by endless rain, and they’ll be more than ready to try it out.”
Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Skatepark, located at 3140 Old 41 Highway, will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is no charge to use the facility.
In the case of severe weather, Opening Day will take place on Monday, Nov. 25.