Atlantic City Skate Park Still Up in the Air


When Jason Forslund looks at the vacant lot on Arctic Avenue next to The Wave parking garage, he imagines the space filled with skateboarders and BMX bikers practicing tricks — and maybe even a professional or two leading a demonstration on a weekend.

It’s taken two years, but the 26-year-old Ventnor resident’s vision of a professionally built skate park in the heart of the city now appears within reach as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority voted last week to support plans for the park, an estimated $850,000 venture. The parcel that’s been under consideration measures about one-third of an acre and borders Tanger Outlets The Walk.

“It would be a really good fit here. It’s safe; it’s by the train station; it’s right at the entrance to the city,” Forslund said. “If they go through with this it shows that (CRDA officials) are really understanding what art, and culture, and…

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