Skate park upgrades underway

Published on Friday, 6 October 2017 19:02
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN – Stanley Quarter Skate Park is closed for the next few weeks while renovations take place in the park.

In September, the Common Council approved a purchase order for $72,000 to Rampage Sports, LLC of Bridgeport to perform extensive work to make the skate park more free-flowing and accessible for extreme sports athletes. According to the city, all architectural and engineering design work has been completed by TO Design of New Britain in conjunction with independent contractor and skateboard enthusiast Jeff Paproki.

“We are extremely excited to renovate the Stanley Quarter Skate Park and improve the recreational opportunities we provide the citizens of New Britain” Mayor Erin Stewart said in announcing the park’s temporary closure. “We ask that all of our regular park patrons stay clear of the clearly marked construction zones for their safety and to ensure this project doesn’t suffer any setbacks.”

According to the city, some of the renovations include expanding the upper footprint of the park, removal of cracked asphalt and replacement with concrete, as well as 6 new skate features designed to be placed strategically throughout the upper portion of the park. Skaters, rollerbladers, and bikers alike should be able to navigate the renovated skate park freely and continuously with this design.

The project is expected to last approximately eight weeks.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Friday, 6 October 2017 19:02. Updated: Friday, 6 October 2017 19:05.