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Medford - Freedom Park Skatepark

86 Union Street
609-654-2512

History:

The Medford Skatepark concept was initiated in early 1997, when officers from the Police Departmentsuggested that the Township's Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) include a facility for skateboardersin one of the two new park facilities under development by the Recreation Department.

The RAB, after consulting with township officials, proposed the inclusion of a skatepark in FreedomPark. This former DiStefano farmstead property, totaling 140 acres, was acquired by MedfordTownship in 1991 utilizing State Green Acres funds.  Medford received two subsequent Green Acresloans to develop the property into a primarily passive facility, including picnic pavilions, playgrounds, basketball, sand volleyball and bocce courts, as well as paved walking paths, a dog run area, community gardens and a comfort station. This portion of the park was dedicated in July 1999.

After approval from the Medford township Council to proceed with plans for a skatepark, the RAB conducted several meetings with youth from the Township who were involved in skateboarding. These youth actually developed the concept plan and layout of the skatepark, by downloading plans from the internet and bringing photos of other skatepark facilities. Almost 50 youth to date have participated in the process.



Reviews

Anthony B

Rating:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Massive and I mean humongous! Could not believe how much space the dogs had to scurry along. In the summertime they even jumped in the small creek. Refreshing as it was hot out. Bring water! Definitely an appropriate name for a dog park, "Freedom Park".

Vanessa Richardson

Rating:
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
There's plenty of space to walk around here as well as some nice Pavilions to have a picnic under. There's also a few play sets for kids. I enjoyed how large the property is in the nice paved Pathways to walk on down in it it's really accessible to those in a wheelchair which made it a great choice for me is I had a friend in a wheelchair with me.

Michelle Beech

Rating:
Monday, March 19, 2018
Best spot for the little borks. They will leave very dirty if they are anything like my dog because of all of the lakes and streams and mud. Tons of fun and many acres and trails off leash. You have to walk to the back of freedom park to get to the dog park part. You will see the fence in the corner and it is behind the frisbee golf set up.

Samuel Bradbury

Rating:
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Been going here since I was a child. It's a great place to just hang out for a day and still have some fun. Plenty of room and places for the adults in the nearby dog park, skateboard rink, and the volleyball pit.

Rich Padulese

Rating:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The dog park is great to tire my puppy out ;)

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