NEW SKATEPARK PLAGUE MOVES INTO NEW ENGLAND

Jeff & CD Crew –

The prefab concrete continues to spread like a cancer in New England thanks to Scituate Concrete, a pipe and sewer drain manufacturer that should stick to making pipe and sewer drains. The latest victim of this trend is Clinton, CT. The budget for this park was reportedly in the $200K range. Somehow the Breaking Ground design/build bid was rejected, presumably because it included a charge for design. With the Scituate Concrete “system” the kiddie committee of Clinton got to design this themselves. Too bad they “designed” it using inferior elements made by prefab concrete charlatans. So with Clinton you get a cramped, fenced-in hodgepodge of no-flow elements on an asphalt pad. The mixture of concrete and asphalt adds flesh removal to an already high crash up derby factor. Bikes are everywhere. The best option for skaters passing through Connecticut is to take a pass on this one and hit Groton, Milford, Wethersfield or Stamford (spring ’07) for some good concrete.

Directions are I-95 to exit 63, north on rte. 81, immediate right on Glenwood, follow just over a mile and turn left into Ethel Peters Recreational Complex. Its a free, at-your-own-risk park.