“I think the park will be very popular with local skaters and bikers, and give out-of-town skaters a reason to come visit our city,” said Gavin Duerson, president of Friends for Skateparks.
“I am especially excited with how the snake run turned out. It is a truly unique feature that no other park in the region comes close to offering.”
The park was designed and built by Dreamland Skateparks, an Oregon-based company with more than 20 years experience in skatepark construction. One of Dreamland’s craftsmen, Burke Morris, is a Lexington native who incorporated Bluegrass-themed elements into the design.
Some of the concrete in the skatepark was stamped with horseshoes and stylized to mimic limestone, and one of the metal rails features galloping Thoroughbreds.
Additional work on the skatepark will continue throughout the summer, including installation of a sidewalk, benches, signage, drinking fountain and landscaping. An opening celebration is planned for August.
Berry Hill is Lexington’s third and largest skatepark. The skatepark in Woodland Park opened in 1999, and a small skate pad designed for beginners opened at Kirklevington Park in 2012.
The new skatepark’s features and obstacles are expected to appeal to skateboarders, bikers and skaters of all skill levels.
Lexington Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Friends for Skateparks to design and raise money for the project.