New park coming to Throgs Neck offers skaters a chance to try the latest moves

Teens who love to skateboard will soon have the chance to show off their moves when construction on a new park is complete.

The city parks commissioner along other local leaders officially broke ground on the skate park, which will be known as Bruckner Playground. As part of the project, asphalt will be replaced by grass, trees, and new basketball and handball courts. The rear of the basketball court will be used for the new skate space. According to the designer, the skate park will have specially treated concrete to cut down on noise. Also, none of the jumps will be higher than 3 feet tall.

Some residents are in favor of the park, but others are concerned because there will be no parks department supervision.

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