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Freedom Park Skatepark

86 Union Street


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.


Anthony B

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".

Mary Chen

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Great place to take your dogs if you have a couple hours. If they jump into the water, you will probably have to wash them. There’s good amount of water for your dogs to swim in after a nice rain storm.

George J Salomskas III

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Nice playground for the kids , clean, the bathroom was locked but other than that , all of the equipment is well taken care of and up to date. Beautiful scenery and very family friendly

Ken Moon

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Your dog will love this park. Our dog gets excited every time we say"go to the park". We meet all sorts of interesting people and dogs every time e go.

Henry Holbrook

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Great park for people. I don't like the dog park area since there is nothing fenced in so if you don't have a trustworthy dog, they have to stay leashed.

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