New Mural at Gaithersburg Skate Park

New Mural at Gaithersburg Skate Park

Eric Karbeling, a 2008 Gaithersburg High School graduate, is putting the finishing touches on a new mural at the Gaithersburg Skate Park (510 S Frederick Ave). The art project is expected to be finished June 11.

Eric spent time as a teenager roller blading at the park.

We stopped by the skate park earlier today to check out the progress. Photos below:

Per City of Gaithersburg:

The Skate Park is undergoing a makeover. Local artist and 2008 Gaithersburg High School graduate, Eric Karbelin, is nearing completion of an art mural project, with a target date of June 11. Project designs were developed during an April meeting with Eric, City staff, and Skate Park users. Eric, who recently finished a mural at his alma mater, Laytonsville Elementary School, walks viewers through the process during a video documentation here. Additional information about Eric can be found at www.erickarbeling.com and www.instagram.com/erickarbeling.

The Skate Park mural joins an extensive inventory of public art projects in the City. An interactive map lists the descriptions & locations of nearly 30 public art installations. This newest piece will be celebrated at a special unveiling the weekend of July 3 & 4. There will be prizes and giveaways during activities taking place at the Skate Park from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. The Skate Park is located within the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm complex, 510 South Frederick Avenue, next to Gaithersburg High School. Other amenities include the Water ParkMiniature Golf Course, the Activity Center, and the park itself, with walking trails, fishing ponds, picnic pavilions and a playground.

A variety of exciting summer programs, including School of Skate camp sessions, private instructional lessons, and other clinics are held throughout the season at the Skate Park. It is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3 p.m. to Sunset, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to Sunset.

All Skate Park participants must have a valid waiver in order to use the facility. Admission to the Park is free and helmets are required due to safety regulations. At this time, a mask is required when entering the facility but optional while skating or outdoors. Social distancing is encouraged. For more information, please call 301-258-6350 or e-mail [email protected]. Learn more about the Gaithersburg Skate Park here.

Please note: The Skate Park closes in the event of rain or excessive heat.

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