New Albany Flow Park reopens with renovations, visitors remember skater killed last year

New Albany Flow Park reopens with renovations, visitors remember skater killed last year
An event at the Flow Park is planned for early spring that will include a memorial for local skater Matt Brewer. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WAVE) – The skate park in New Albany is back open with $500,000 in upgrades.

The Flow Park is on the waterfront between the Sherman Minton Bridge and the amphitheater.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the re-opening, but a bigger event is planned for early spring that will include a memorial for local skater Matt Brewer.

Brewer was hit by a car while skateboarding to his home on Spring Street in August of 2018.

“It’s unfortunate he can’t be here today to see this finished product of this park,” Kevan Gentry, a local skater, said. “But honestly, this is like… it’s a blessing. It really is. It’s a blessing for all of us, a dream come true. I’ve been waiting for like, my whole life for this.”

The skate park’s renovation was a collaboration between the City of New Albany and the Carnegie Center for Art and History.

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