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.