New Medina skatepark is taking shape

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 August 2021 at 3:06 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – The new Medina Skatepark at Butts Park is rapidly taking shape. This a a panoramic photo of the facility which will be named the Luke Nelson Skatepark in memory of the Middleport skateboard enthusiast who spent a lot of time at the old Medina skatepark. His family has contributed to the project and has spearheaded a major fundraising effort. That effort by the Medina Skate Society raised some $250,000 which was matched by a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to finance the $550,000 project.

The old skatepark was removed by the Village of Medina in January and ground was broken for the new facility in early June. The project is scheduled to be completed by early September.

The skatepark will include areas and features for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels for skateboards, bikers and in-line skaters.