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Wakefield planners consider possible skateboard park


November 14, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

PROPOSING A skateboard park at the Tuesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Planning Commission is Chris Tweiten, standing, who teaches social studies at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. Listening, from left, are Robert Lane, James Anderson, Chair Karen Manson, Mayor Dale White (behind Manson), Vice-Chair Tara Hamilton and City Clerk Sue Ahonen.


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WAKEFIELD- Members of the Wakefield Planning Commission contemplated a potential skateboard area near Eddy Park at their Tuesday evening meeting.

The discussion followed a presentation by Christopher Tweiten, a social studies teacher at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School.

"Not all kids participate in team sports," said Tweiten, who said he believes that, just as organized sports are a "positive" element of any community, so too can activities such as skateboarding promote perseverance and build character.

Moreover, "It's fun for them," he added.


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