After nearly three years of waiting, the residents of our neighborhood will finally see the skateboard park near their homes.

In this week’s council session (Mar 22), the City of College Park has awarded Seattle-based Grindline Skateparks ( a contract to design and build a skateboard park in Sunnyside Neighborhood Park. The skate spot will be built within the confines of Sunnyside Park on Rhode Island Avenue just north of Edgewood.  (please see below for map). 

A bid submitted by Grindline in December said the $250,000 park would be built on land formerly occupied by a tennis court and could be completed by Aug. 4.

The council first approved the building of the park in February last year.

The north College Park residents in NCPCA have always supported the project, dating back Spetember 2007.

While the city is responsible for building the skate park, it will be funded, owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which owns Sunnyside Neighborhood Park.

The City has scheduled an Open House for the Sunnyside Skate Spot for Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall (4500 Knox Road). Grindline Skateparks, Inc. will be on hand to gather input from skaters about what they would like to see in the park and will take this information back to prepare three conceptual park designs. For more information, please contact  the city’s planner Elisa M. Vitale (email: )