Skateboarding at Veterans Memorial Park


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  • Kyle Allwood appears to execute an Ollie, a jump performed by tapping the tail of the board on the ground.






  • Kyle Allwood rides the top of the six-foot pyramid at the Robert Newhard Sr. Skatebard in the Village of Warwick.




  • Photos by Robert G. Breese Additional photos appear online at warwickadvertiser.com



WARWICK — Kyle Allwood of Warwick took in some of last Sunday afternoon's sun while jumping the ramps at the skate board facility at Warwick's Veterans Memorial Park.

The Robert Newhard Sr. Skatepark has a pyramid with a six-foot quarter pipe and bank on one side and a bank to wall between two four-foot quarter pipes and a tight nine-foot vertical wall.

It also has small spine and tabletop and a four-foot quarter pipe and a two-foot high box and rail, both eight feet long.

Last summer, Project Knomad, a local initiative sponsored by the non-profit umbrella of Community 2000, worked to revitalize the skateboard park area. Students and advisors involved with Project Knomad repainted the skateboard ramps and trash/recycle bins. Financial support was provided by the Warwick Lions Club.

Allwood was among the Warwick Valley High School students involved in this community service project. The others were Darren Faul, Mekiah Hall, Caitlin Hunter, Keishawn Norman, Kira Poulson and Devin Walsh as well as William Walsh from the Middle School.

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