Newington Skatepark

 
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Newington Skatepark

General Information

Skatepark Name
Newington Skatepark
Open / Closed
Open
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
No
Riding Surface?
Mixture
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Location

Address
Willard and New Britain Ave.
Latitude
41.68
Longitude
-72.73
City
Newington

Contacts

Managment
City

This is another Scituate Concrete installation that has been there for approximately 5 years. Newington can be forgiven for this, since design-build hadn't really hit the region at the time this was erected. In any case, it is an example of how these concrete modular layouts look after a few years. Obviously, the heavy concrete slabs mounted on much softer asphalt eventually settle, and dangerous gaps begin to appear. Furthermore, the initial installation is left up to local contractors with no skate-knowledge and mistakes happen right out of the gate. The asphalt build-up around one pyramid is an all time classic "certified piece". Gaps along the miniramp transitions and the flatbottom are about 1/2" wide and have been doctored with duct tape. Other seams where concrete meets asphalt are similarly dangerous. This testament to the modular concrete plague is located at the corner of Willard and New Britain Avenues in Newington, CT. Currently the Parks & Rec. Department in Newington is overhauling all of their facilities, and I have brought these obvious dangers to their director's attention. Until further notice, you may want to take a pass on this one and head to nearby Wethersfiled for some seamless concrete flow.

- Bill Helene

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