A montage of flooding, rebuilding and—finally—skating at an indoor skate park in Pine Brook.
Monday, December 26, 2011
GardenSK8, an indoor skate park in Pine Brook, has created a video celebrating its reopening and paying tribute to those who supported the park after it flooded following Tropical Storm Irene. A fundraising art show at the park was held in November after being postponed by a freak October snow storm. A link to the video and the following message was posted on GardenSK8's Facebook page: Here is a tribute to all of you who gave selflessly to help us get back to being an art gallery, skatepark, music venue, movie set, hang out and a safe place to have fun regardless of age. Without your help we would have never made it to this point. Have a happy and healthy holiday. -NEVER QUIT
Local skate park attracts rookies and pros alike.
In 2007, Montville resident and life-long skateboarding enthusiast Todd Schwartz took a seat on the Recreation Department subcommittee established to examine the viability of constructing a new public skate park in town. He took part in efforts to scout a suitable location and secure financial backing. Eventually, it became clear to him that bureaucratic hurdles were preventing the project from moving forward. So Schwartz built the park himself. And with that, GardenSK8, an indoor skating refuge for children, teens, and adults alike, was born. Today, its walls are covered with intricate, professionally-crafted graffiti art, and the facility claims to house the largest indoor wooden skating pool in the entire world. "Todd's the bottom line …