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Photos: Designer Tests The Air Over New Skate Park

Former pro skater and lead designer of the Lynch Family Skate Park, Kanten Russell gets some air at the Lynch Family Skate Park. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Former pro skater and lead designer of the Lynch Family Skate Park, Kanten Russell gets some air at the Lynch Family Skate Park. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

As WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka reported a few weeks ago (and on Friday on the radio), the long-awaited Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge is finally set to open this Saturday.

Ahead of the opening, we caught up with the lead designer of the park, former pro skater Kanten Russell. He was there as construction workers were finishing up their work, and he took a few runs on his skateboard to test some of the ramps and jumps he designed.

Said Kanten Russell, a former pro skater and lead designer of the Lynch Family Skatepark: "It's just something a little bit more special than your average skate park." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Said Kanten Russell, a former pro skater and lead designer of the Lynch Family Skatepark: "It's just something a little bit more special than your average skate park." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A construction crew makes the final preparations to the Lynch Family Skatepark, which is due to open Saturday, Nov. 14. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A construction crew makes the final preparations to the Lynch Family Skatepark, which is due to open Saturday, Nov. 14. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Felipe Lemus (center) and Santiago Lopez (right) work on a checkerboard pattern at the skate park. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Felipe Lemus (center) and Santiago Lopez (right) work on a checkerboard pattern at the skate park. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Education Street entrance to the Lynch Family Skatepark (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Education Street entrance to the Lynch Family Skatepark (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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