Subfacility of East Side Rec
New Skate Park Design in the Works
Built in 1989, the East Side Recreation (Rec) skatepark is the oldest municipal skatepark in New York State. In conjunction with Jah Skate Shop, which was located at 8 Caroline Street from 1988 until 1993, the skatepark used to host many team demos, spawned a few professional skaters, and in the mid-90's was an official stop for Vans Warped Tour skate contest qualifications. The skatepark is a highly respected piece of East Coast skate history, and its popularity has grown along with the popularity of skateboarding and other wheeled sports.
As its use grows, the skatepark is due for a contemporary upgrade, and plans are in place for a modern, poured-in-place concrete park to replace the metal ramps that have been there for 20 years. The City of Saratoga Springs has proudly partnered with Pillar Skateparks to design the new park, in conjunction with feedback from the local skate community. Construction needs for the park are in the range of $400,000, and donations are being accepted through ON DECK Saratoga, who holds the funds on a tax-exempt basis.
Please consider donating to this much needed and widely supported upgrade at one of the links below.
ON DECK Saratoga was founded in 2012 by Belinda Colón and her husband, skateboarder Benj Gleeksman as a vehicle for promoting skateboarding, skatepark stewardship and creativity through community-based events. ON DECK Saratoga maintains a 501(c)(3) status through the Saratoga Institute
We look forward to making the new Saratoga Skatepark a reality!