Skateboarding Gets Artsy

Melrose Skate Park in Hyattsville, Maryland
By Dawn Klingensmith  (View full story online on Recreation Management)

Driving into a town known for its artistic community, one might expect to be greeted by something pleasing to look at. In Hyattsville, Md.—known for its outdoor sculptures, murals and other public art installations—that welcoming site is a skatepark.
The newly completed Melrose Skate Park sits right alongside “the main thoroughfare and entryway to the city,” said John Hunter, vice president of sales and marketing for American Ramp Co., the Joplin, Mo.-based firm that designed and built the park.

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