It’s more than 6,000 square feet and located at the Joseph Melillo Middle School complex. It’s been on the radar of the city for quite some time but a shortage of money and the right location delayed the project for a number of years.
“This project is probably 20 years in the making. When I first elected in 1997 people had been asking for a skate park here in the community. We offer a lot to young people one of the things we didn’t have in surrounding communities was a skate park,” said Mayor Joseph Maturo, (R) East Haven. “We have a better quality of life in our town by having something else for our young people to do.“
In addition to the skate park, a new basketball court was also built. A $200,000 state grant helped to pay for it all.