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New Skatepark Site Announced in the Neck

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Skateboarders have got to be the most long-suffering minority population of recreation enthusiasts in the city of Charleston. They've been chased out of public parks, banned from significant chunks of the peninsula, pushed off the pineapple fountain in Waterfront Park — the list goes on. But their biggest battle to date has been the effort to create a public skatepark. Advocacy group Pour It Now has been pushing for it for well over a decade now, and in September, they finally started to see light at the end of the halfpipe. After an initial site near the Ravenel Bridge onramp on Meeting Street fell through, the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission voted to set aside $850,000 for the purchase of property at 1593 Oceanic St. in an underdeveloped section of the Neck. Now if they could just get around to building the dang thing.
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