After years of grinding, Corning finally has its skate and bike park.
“We spent eight years trying to get his park together,” said John Richards, Corning Skate & Bike Association president.
Almost a decade of planning and millions of dollars in construction seemed well worth it as nearly 1,000 people came out Saturday to celebrate the park’s opening.
“It’s amazing,” Richards said. “Look at the turnout, I couldn't ask for anything better.”
Richards added that the completion of this park gives action sport riders an option to get off the streets and have a safe environment to practice their skills.
“The skaters and bikers now have a home,” he said. “I think they’re going to take care of it.”
To pay for this project, Corning used part of a $4.3 million state grant. Local riders say it’s a great investment.
“It shows the community cares,” David Robinson of Oroville said. “They're definitely putting the effort, helping our spirits and giving us something like this to ride its awesome.”
The park will be open every day until dark. All riders must wears helmets.