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The New Boys and Girls of Summer

July 29, 2010

It has been many years now since skateboarding and its enthusiasts weaved their way into the fabric of American culture, but here in our city – thanks in part to the 3-year-old Rye Recreation Skate Park – there has been an unprecedented boom in the popularity of the alternative sport.

“The use of the Skate Park has just exploded exponentially,” said 21-year-old Spencer Padgett, an RHS graduate and one of the catalysts for the construction on the Rye Rec site. “When it was first built it seemed that only my friends and I used it, and some were skeptical about the money spent on it, but that has obviously changed.”

Chris Sganga