IN PICTURES: Pro Skater Geoff Rowley Unveils Revamped Cherry Park Skate Plaza

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Professional skater Geoff Rowley teamed up with Vans and Zumiez on Friday to unveil the revamped skate plaza at Long Beach’s Cherry Park, which was designed by Rowley himself.

The event featured a Game of Skate competition for local kids with cash prizes totaling up to $1,500, a private skate session hosted by Rowley and a Vans Skate team signing.

Attendees were also treated to free pizza and swag from Vans and Zumiez.

Funding for the project was made possible by Vans, California Skateparks, and Zumiez.

“The whole park is essentially being done to support and nurture the Long Beach skate scene. Without any cost to the city or skaters,” stated Rowley on his Facebook page.

Photos by Stephanie Rivera.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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