The McKinney Skate Park at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park will host a grand opening event on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. The Skate Park, located at 7001 Eldorado Pkwy., is the latest development in the large community park that is also home to The Courts tennis complex, John and Judy Gay Library, the McKinney Green Garden and fields for baseball and softball.

The Skate Park grand opening features music, concessions, raffle prizes and a lot of skating. The park has elements for all skill levels, including three bowls, street elements, more than 30,000 square feet of concrete and shaded seating for spectators.

Vertigo Skate Shop and skateboard sponsors Element, Plan B, Enjoi and Almost will provide prizes and giveaways for participants at the event. Other features include DJ Fresh hosting the event, 60 free American-made hats and demos from Lucky Pro Scooter riders.

For more information, please call 972-547-7480 or visit the city website.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at