Zero Gravity - Cambridge MA

 
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Zero Gravity - Cambridge MA

General Information

Skatepark Name
Zero Gravity
Size (square footage, no comma)
20000 square feet.
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
July 31, 1977
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Extra Info
Date estimated based upon earliest media appearance
Lights
yes
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
inside
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
wood
Is there a pro shop on site?
yes

Location

Address
Millenium/Takeda, 35, Landsdowne Street, University Park, Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 02139, United States
Postal Code
02139
Latitude
42.36
Longitude
-71.1
City
Cambridge

An early warehouse park

Text from 1977 promo flyer:

"Completely enclosed in an all-weather facility with ample parking in the rear, Zero Gravity Skateboard Park features a giant half-tube (75' long, 30' in diameter, and 20' high on each side) which offers excitement and challenge to beginner and advanced skaters alike. Numerous banks and ramps, a dual slalom area and banked freestyle area are also actively in use by skaters of all ability levels. The Park offers a complete pro shop, snack area, and bleachers for spectators."

The park was only open until 1978, and owner Bill Keene cited a not-often-heard reason for its closure:

"I think the closing was in 1978 because that was the year that oil (including heating fuel) was the most expensive. Zero Gravity was in a 20,000 square foot space with 20 foot high ceiling. The cost of heating ended up as the prime reason we had to close."

Videos

Zero Gravity Skatepark and the Pepsi Team on the Commons 1970s

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