Phase two of the Manton Skate Park was the development of new skateboard area making the park a regional skate destination.  Tim worked with local skate park designers from SkatePVD in locating and establishing finished grades for the skate elements to blend with the existing site.  Balancing earthwork while blending finished elevations within an existing failing concrete retaining wall, working with contaminated soils, accounting for a segmented retaining wall, and restricted construction access all presented challenges for this project. Providing skateable, ADA access from the existing Woonasquatucket bike path spur to the existing skate park was an essential part of the project.  Finally, all stormwater that leaves the five thousand square foot concrete skate surface flows through a stone swale and filters into the uncontaminated area of the subsoil in a linear rain garden. This park opened in September 2020.

Providence Parks – Manton Skate Park