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Proposed Boston Skatepark Almost A Reality

(Courtesy Charles River Conservancy)

(Courtesy Charles River Conservancy)

BOSTON — Plans for a Boston skateboard park are moving forward.

The idea to put a skatepark beneath the Zakim Bridge dates back to 1995, and pre-constuction gets under way Wednesday in a neighborhood known as North Point.

The skate park is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Charles River Conservancy.

A team of architects from Action Sports Design and Stantec will be at the Boston Public Library Wednesday night, hoping to brainstorm design ideas with the public.

“And among the public are of course skateboarders who have been working on that skatepark,” said conservancy President Renata von Tscharner. “We have over 400 skaters involved in the design and they’re all very anxious to see that skatepark happening.”

At 28,000 to 40,000 square feet, the skate park will be the largest in New England.

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