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Building Nederland's Nathan Lazarus Skatepark

Skating nirvana in Nederland.

Well, the hippies finally did it. After five years of scratching the dirt for funds, the tiny, pinecone-smoking hamlet of Nederland is opening the Nathan Lazarus Skatepark this Saturday at the edge of the Barker Reservoir. It was constructed over three months by the expert skater hands of Oregon-based Airspeed Skateparks and exceeds just about everyone’s greatest expectations. We’re talking 13,000 square feet of concrete bowls, ledges, a pyramid, a "cradle" and one of the most original obstacles constructed in Colorado: a green-colored, brick-patterned wall thing that adds a whole new dimension to an old concept. What the hell are we talking about? Look at our slideshow of pictures snapped by Nedsk8 director Randy Lee showing the process from excavation to final trowling. – Jared Jacang Maher

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