By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr.
A free Easter egg hunt and skateboarding jam to raise awareness and promote a possible new skatepark is set for 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Flint’s local skatepark inside the Swartz Creek Golf Course, 1902 Hammerberg Rd.
Sponsored by DIY Flint, Brush Alley Skateboard Shop, and the Recycle Bike Shop and Mobile Bike Repair, the event will feature a skateboard competition and live music from the band Jon Fett Quartet. Food, beverages and local merchandise will be available and the kid-friendly event may get a visit from the Easter Bunny.
“We just want kids to know there is going to be a new park,” Jenna Bankston of the Brush Alley Skateboard Shop said, “so they will have something to look forward to.”
Though few details have been formalized or released to the public yet, the sponsoring group, Sk810, a play on the city’s area code, may partner with the City of Flint for the proposed new park, and aims to enlist more community participation and begin fundraising. More information will be available after the April 20 event, SK810 spokespeople said.
Banner photo of the current Flint skatepark at the Swartz Creek Golf Course by Jeff Carey.
EVM Staff Writer Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.