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Grant park announces it will be building a permanent skate park in the south end. The project is expected to be completed Fall 2013.


Skateboarders flip for planned park

by John Burfisher
Feb 28, 2013


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Skaters and bikers jump and grind in suburban Asylum Skate Park.

The Park District announced preliminary plans to build a new skate plaza in downtown Chicago's iconic Grant Park Wednesday. Now Chicago skateboarders have a centralized place in the city to go.