East Woods
Skate Plaza

Huntington Park
300 Block of
Caleb Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13206

Directions

Plaza Weather

Watch for a Spring Skateboard Competition

Skateboard Competition

Syracuse Sports Corp is organizing a larger competitive event for Spring 2015. Check back for updates.

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Help Expand the Plaza

This project shows what our community, working together, can accomplish.

Phase II will provide more space and more elements to encourage teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline in a safe environment.

Please make the most generous donation you can to support Phase II.

Vision

They made the difference.

The Skateboarders' Stories

Appreciation

Skateboarder reactions
to the new plaza.

The Skate Park Research Committee

is part of the


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Eastwood Neighborhood Association

East Woods Skate Plaza Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Eastwood Neighborhood Association is happy to announce the

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New East Woods Skate Plaza

Please join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014, when Mayor Stephanie Miner will declare the East Woods Skate Plaza open.

The public ceremony will begin at 11am. The festivities will include live music, food trucks and ice cream.

The Dream Becomes Reality

The first seeds of an idea began in the late 1970s when a group of Eastwood kids “got hooked” on the new sport and wanted the City of Syracuse to leave the old outside pool at Huntington Park for their use. At that time, a “skate park” was only the dream of the neighborhood kids.

These were the seeds that germinated almost 30 years later, when a group of adults become concerned about all the kids that were skating on any new concrete or ledge they could find on James Street. The adults were concerned for the businesses as well as these athletes that had nowhere to practice their sport.

In 2005, with the support and encouragement of James Street churches and businesses, the Skate Research Committee of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association was formed. The group included ENA members, skaters, their parents and a representative from Syracuse Parks.

On this day, we will not only be celebrating the Plaza opening, but also the creativity, persistence, and determination that was required to attain this dream. Read about some of the young people involved in the project over the years.

Skateboard Competition

From 1pm – 3pm, there will be a Skateboard Competition for all ages. The deadline for online registration is Thursday, June 19 at midnight. Onsite registration will begin by 11am the day of the event.

Competition Registration Form

Help Spread the Word

East Woods Skate Plaza Grand Opening Invitation Flyer

Please help us spread the word about this community celebration. You can access the invitation flyer here and either print it or email it to other people in the community. You can also share this website using the Facebook link on the left.

We don’t want anyone left out of this exciting celebration for the Eastwood community and the City of Syracuse.

East Woods Skate Plaza Grand Opening Commemorative T-Shirt

Commemorative T-Shirt Available

Show your support of the new East Woods Skate Plaza by purchasing and wearing the commemorative t-shirt. This is a great way to spread the news about this new resource in our neighborhood and encourage its continued success.

You may order a commemorative Grand Opening t-shirt for only $10. They will be distributed the day of the event.

East Woods Skate Plaza is located in Huntington Park, 300 block of Caleb Avenue (off Stafford Avenue). Directions

Parking is available at Huntington School on Sunnycrest Road and Kilian Manufacturing on Burnet Ave.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their chairs

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