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Lewistown celebrates grand opening of Big Spring Skatepark

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(LEWISTOWN) Hundreds of people attended the grand opening of the Big Spring Skatepark in Lewistown on Saturday.

The organization, Montana Pool Service, which is operated by Big Sandy native and founding member and bassist of Pearl Jam Jeff Ament, played a major role in the park's creation.

"Make It Happen Montana," a non-profit based out of Lewistown that works on community projects meant to generate social diversification, fundraised for the park.

World-renowned concrete skatepark designers, Evergreen Skateparks, constructed the lunar landscape feel of the park. 

Officials said the opening is a sign the skatepark will generate major exposure for Lewistown. 

According to Montana Skatepark Association President Chris Bacon, the skatepark will draw tourism from skateboarders around the country.

"One of the fun things as a skateboarder is going out on road trips and finding loops where you can go to a few different skateparks and make a fun road trip out of it," he said. "And this area and this destination right now is made for a really cool couple of different skate park loops that you can do."

Among the grand opening attendees were sponsored skateboarders from Seattle, Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Wyoming, and all over Montana.

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