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Best Soon-to-Be-Finished Skatepark Denver 2005 - Westminster Skatepark

Over the past few months, local skaters have been skeptically monitoring the progress of the new concrete skateboard park being constructed behind the Westminster Recreation Center at 10455 Sheridan Boulevard. They have good reason to be wary: The park's architects, Architerra Group, are responsible for the wonky designs of parks in Federal Heights and Littleton. Luckily, Architerra was aided by some knowledgeable skateboarders, and this park appears to be shaping up nicely. The street course, while a little cramped, has a great-looking pyramid along with some well-angled rails, stairs and ledges. The bowl, which features a loveseat, an over-vert section and a spine transfer, should please the most advanced pool rider. Gnarly. Props to the contractor, American Civil Constructors, and Architerra for a nice addition to the skatepark scene. Here's a tip for both companies: Hire those skateboarders on as real consultants for future projects -- and this time, pay them.

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