Hundreds attended the ribbon cutting of the revamped Rhodes Skate Park Saturday, according to a city of Boise press release.
The park, located under the Interstate 184 connecter at 15th and Front streets, is about 1.3 acres and packed with different skating features. The construction on the project began in 2015 and got funding from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, which contributed $1.25 million. The city of Boise also contributed about $300,000.
“We knew Rhodes Skate Park would be a big draw and that is already happening,” said Mayor David Bieter in a statement. “It’s projects like this that are drawing international attention to our celebrated livability. We couldn’t be more excited for what this park will mean for Boise, especially this area of downtown.”