The MV Skate Park enjoyed an exciting year in its new and improved facility in 2018. Thanks to MV Youth, the park remodel was completed and we saw a significant increase in park usage. We expanded our programing to include after-school programs in the spring and fall, as well as two Free Helmet Day giveaways. We are at work on a complete landscape overhaul — including new plantings, benches, a border wall, and a cleaned-up spectator area, and we are in the process of working with the town to install seven security lights around the property. We’ve added to our merchandise selection and begun a collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival by sponsoring skate-related films and events. We are so grateful to MV Youth for the opportunity to improve our park and expand our reach into the Island community.