For the first time skaters and skate boarders alike will have a place to practice their sport in Lubbock. The grand opening of the Stubbs Skate Park is this Saturday at 10 in the morning. The park is located at 36th street and Avenue N.
A park bench will be dedicated to the memory of John Hernandez. He was the 12-year-old boy who was killed in an auto accident while skateboarding in December of 2000. His death lead members of the community to work toward the creation of a place where kids could practice their sport safely.