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McKinney Skatpark opens in 2013

TSB’s Top Lifestyle Stories of 2013: Skate Park Opens (No. 3)

“Tight, sick, amazing, cool, the ultimate!” The kudos about McKinney’s brand new, state of the art skatepark could be heard coming from kids and adults alike at the grand opening Saturday morning, April 20.

For many McKinney residents who felt there was a need for a place for skaters and young people to gather, the opening of the long awaited skatepark is the “icing on the cake” of the many projects in the McKinney Park, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s system.

“I’ve waiting for this (the skatepark) since eighth grade,” said 17 year old McKinney resident Luke Gatewood enthusiastically. Gatewood, who has been skateboarding for seven years, said, “This is the ultimate playground.”

For the complete story please click here.

Before it ever opened, TSB had its own tour, which you can view above. is looking back at the most newsworthy lifestyle stories of 2013 with our annual top-10 countdown, running daily. The complete list, with links included, will be included at the bottom of every story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top Lifestyle Stories of 2013

5. Hollie Goes Hollywood

4. Residents Rally For Puppies

3. Skate Park Opens

2. Coming Tomorrow …


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