New Hanover County’s Ogden Skatepark receives statewide recognition

Posted August 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – At last week’s North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Annual Conference, New Hanover County received an Excellence in Innovation Award for the Ogden Skatepark. The award recognizes New Hanover County Parks and Gardens for the development and implementation of Ogden Skatepark.

The skatepark, which was completed in February of 2017, is located in the county’s Ogden Park and has already attracted thousands of skaters and BMX bikers of all ages. The 10,000 square-foot concrete skatepark includes a bowl, streets, transitions, and vertical features.

“The skatepark is a model for leveraging public dollars with private donations to enhance a county project,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “This project helped to develop new community partnerships and created a top-quality regional attraction that provides a safe, secure place for skating and biking in our community.”

The skatepark also won a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award this year. For more information about the skatepark, visit parks.nhcgov.com or watch the video below:

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Jessica Loeper
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910-798-7461

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