SLIDE SHOW | Skate park celebrates first year

More than 1,000 people attended the one-year anniversary bash for the South Kitsap Skate Park on June 22.

The five-hour celebration — held under sunny skies and with warm temperatures — was filled with live music, skating competitions and demonstrations. Boys and girls, men and women of various ages, took turns dropping down into the skate park bowl to show off their skating and riding skills. Skateboarders and bicyclists demonstrated  tricks.

“There were a lot of people having all kinds of fun,” said Leslie Reynolds-Taylor, president of the South Kitsap Skate Park Association. “The community was out in full force supporting our kids. Kids of all ages were winning prize money, skateboards, scooters, clothing and products. It was awesome to see all the great smiles.”

Reynolds-Taylor said her group talked to numerous people that came to town just for the event, including individuals from a skate and clothing store from Aberdeen.

“They came to watch, but ended donating gift cards and a skateboard to our event,” Reynolds-Taylor said.

She said there was a lot of people from the Seattle area.

She said a family that just moved to South Kitsap said the park was their favorite place to do things in Port Orchard.


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