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Yakima Now Hosts State of the Art Skate park

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YAKIMA, Wash-- Watch out Tony Hawk, Yakima has its own batch of skaters and now they have a new park to practice their moves.

After several years in the making the brand new Kiwanis Skate Park was christened by dozens of young skateboarders. The bowl is 4,000 square feet. The street course is complete with rails, ramps and ledges. 

For Yakima's youth this park is a dream come true as proven by the large crowds at today's event.

"Well it's pretty much like a dream come true to have this, it is. Ya it's a dream. It's nothing we'd ever thought we'd have," said Zackery Richardson, concrete finisher.

Zackery is 31 and still skating. He said he wishes he had this kind of skate park as a kid. He grew up in Yakima and thinks this park will give kids a positive place to go. The park cost $325,000 with a large portion coming from donations by the Apple Valley Kiwanis and the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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