PHOTOS: Skate Park Opens at Miguel Ribera Park

Reno City Councilman Oscar Delgado and other city officials on Wednesday, Nov. 29, marked the opening of the new Miguel Ribera Skate Park on Neil Road.

The park’s development was met with some challenges in the past, but the City and park designer, American Ramp Company (ARC), worked with local skateboarders to ensure it met the community’s needs. The final construction is made up of pre-fabricated concrete elements all with a 15-year warranty from ARC.

Delgado thanked those in attendance and talked briefly about the how the park went from barley able to keep the lights on to where it is today. He also acknowledged the Land and Water Conservation Fund for contributing $225,000 to the project. The total cost was $694,400.

Fitting to the nature of the park, rather than a traditional cutting of the ribbon local kids rode through the ribbon over one of the park’s features. Throughout the ceremony the skate park was bustling with people of all ages riding BMX bikes, scooters, and skateboards in an organized chaos.

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