Join the City of Morganton on June 12 at 10 a.m. for a ribbon cutting at the Morganton Skate Park, located at 601 N. King St.
While skaters have been able to use the park since December 2017, the City is continuing to make improvements to the facility. An intensive public-input process that involved multiple community meetings and the creation of a Skate Park Advisory Committee led to the selection of the final design that was built. Pillar Design Studios created the design of the park, and Artisan Skateparks built the park.
“Bringing the park to life was a great collaborative effort between everybody involved,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rob Winkler. “We opened the park as soon as we could so our citizens could get as much enjoyment as possible out of it. Since it opened, we’ve continued to work on landscaping and installing other features at the park, and we are at a point now where we feel like it’s the right time to celebrate its official opening. We will continue to work to make the park an incredible spot for local and regional skaters to enjoy.”
The City received funding from multiple sources to build the skate park, including money from the Morganton Parks and Recreation Foundation, the Morganton Optimist Club, the Morganton Service League, private donors and a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The City provided in-kind services during the construction of the skate park to ensure local and regional skaters received the most park for the money.
“We are proud of the skate park we were able to build for everyone to enjoy, and we are thankful we had such an engaged group of locals who were deeply involved in the creation of the skate park,” Winkler said. “I’ve been very grateful for how citizens have adopted the park as their own and look after it, and make sure the skate park is a safe and enjoyable experience for anyone who visits.”
The park is located at 601 N. King St., and is open daily from dawn until 10 p.m. It contains a variety of features, including ramps, stairs, bowls and rails, for skaters to enjoy. There are lights at the skate park to keep the park illuminated at night until it closes.
The Morganton Skate Park, located at 601 N. King St., has a variety of features for skaters to enjoy, including bowls, ramps, stairs and rails. Check out some more photos of the Morganton Skate Park below.