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New Skate Park Opening In Yakima

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YAKIMA--Yakima skateboarders will soon have another place to grind.  The Kiwanis Skate Park officially opens tomorrow.

The park is on the corner of S. Fair Ave. and Maple St.

The $325,000 park is being built thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Apple Valley Kiwanis club, and $25,000 from the foundation of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Yakima leaders expect the park to bring money into the community.

"This is going to be a regional draw," Yakima Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson said.  "People are going to come in from all around the area to come and skate, so it will bring economic development to this community.  People will come and bring their dollars."

The park has a street course and a 40,000 square foot bowl.

The grand opening ceremonies will start at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.  Skaters will be on hand for tours and demonstrating tricks.

This is Yakima's second skate park.  There is also Chesterley Park on 40th Ave.