Stanwood’s Vito Z Memorial Skate Park located in Heritage Park was given a facelift in June 2013. In a matter of a couple of days, the city’s contractor, ARC replaced the wooden ramps with modular-style steel ramps. The new park is an open mix of elements including a Spine ramp, very cool Wedge to Flat Wedge and kinked grind rail. The Bank Ramp has a Quarter Pipe on one side, and a Euro Gap on the other. The new ramps were placed around the existing two-step concrete platform and skate rail installed by Stanwood Redi-mix and community volunteers in 2007. A small round rail on the flat finishes out this park from American Ramp Company.
The Vito Z Memorial Skate Park was opened in 2000 by a group of dedicated Stanwood students and adults. The park is named in honor of Vito Zingarelli, a 1-year-old, who drowned in 1993. The original skate park was constructed in 2000, after a six-year campaign by the Vito Z Memorial Skate Park group, who raised more than $10,000 for the project.
The skate park is open from 9:00 AM until dusk. The park can be reserved for private parties through the City of Stanwood Parks Department. For more information on reserving the park visit the city’s website at www.ci.stanwood.wa.us or contact Public Works at 360-629-9781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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