Steve Van Doren traveled back to his hometown in Boston to celebrate the groundbreaking of Lynch Family Skatepark alongside Congressman Michael Capuano, Peter Lynch of the Lynch Foundation, Renata von Tscharner of the Charles River Conservancy and state officials, beneath the ramps of the Zakim Bridge. The 40,000 square foot skateboard and recreation facility, near North Point Park in Cambridge, will open in 2015.
The $3 million skatepark will be built under the I-93 off-ramp to Storrow Drive on a former brownfields site in North Point Park. The land, formerly held by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was officially transferred to DCR in August 2014. DCR has now provided the CRC a construction access permit to begin the skatepark's construction.