New skatepark opens in honor of C. Jay Smith


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Brand new C. Jay. Smith Memorial Skatepark as its finishing touches were being built. The skatepark has been fully finished and was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. The city of Newnan will host a grand opening ceremony on August 21 from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring demonstrations, food trucks, live music, and more.

Joslyn Weber, Editor

As part of welcoming in the new C. Jay Smith Memorial Skatepark, the city of Newnan hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday morning.

The skatepark, located at 5 Glenn Street in Newnan, is the newest and largest skatepark and pump track combination in Georgia. The park took around two years to plan and create, including many additions that were added in the past year.

Some additions included the pump track, a splash pad, a larger interactive playground, two 30-feet long slides, and additional parking as well as accessible restrooms.

Bicyclists, roller skaters, and more can make great use of the park. Along with a pump track, the skatepark features ramps, rails, and a large swimming pool-sized bowl.

The city of Newnan will host a grand opening community event on August 21 from 1-5 p.m. There will be prizes, food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and more.