From Hingham to Scituate, communities south of Boston abound with quality skateboard parks offering great exercise in the great outdoors.
Sadly, not all skate parks embody the idyllic summer escape.
Recreation officials in Quincy readily admit that the skateboard park on Pond Street has become an attractive nuisance. Fortunately, though, there are numerous parks providing an outlet for budding boarders, from vert riders to street-style, looking for their daily grind. And the list is getting longer.
For example, in Brockton, the city recently received a $10,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation [cq] to help subsidize a skate park at the James Edgar Playground, part of a $650,000 park renovation project. And “Friends of the Scituate Skatepark” report that the community’s recreation department is supporting efforts to refurbish that classic venue. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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