Boise Skateboard Association Unveils 360 Of Rhodes Skatepark

Dated: 07/23/2015

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Rhodes Skatepark Unveiling Party

If you love to airwalk, hardflip, or nollie, then you're going to want to attend the Rhodes Skatepark Design Unveiling party on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm.

If you have no idea what any of those things are, but you love supporting Boise's parks, then you'll still want to attend.

The Rhodes Skatepark is a 1.28 acre park located under the I-84 bypass between 15th and 16th Street in the Linen District. The park has multiple features for inline skaters and skateboarders, as well as restrooms, public art, picnic tables, and a basketball court.

It's thanks to Glenn Rhodes (a former Ada County Highway commissioner) that the park was created in the early 1990s. Rhodes heard that Boise's kids needed a safe, designated area to practice skateboarding and inline skating. After receiving permission from the city and county, Rhodes collected donations, gathered volunteers, and dedicated his own time to build the park.

But it's almost 20 years since the park was built. Now Rhodes Skatepark is getting a 360 of it's own with a new design by Gridline, Seattle-based skatepark designers. The overhaul is funded by a $1.25 million grant from the J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and $300,000 from the City of Boise.

To kick off the renovation, the Boise Skateboard Association is hosting an unveiling party on Wednesday, June 29, from 7pm to 9pm at the Fort Boise Skatepark. Attendees will view the new plans for Rhodes Skatepark, enjoy music by DJ Herrara, see skate teams in action, and chow down on barbecue.

If you think you or your family would enjoy living by a park, contact Thinking Boise. We know of several homes located by recreation hot spots.

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