Saturday, July 25 saw the opening of the skate park at Rand Park.

The attendees included Mayor Sean Spiller, MHS Skate Club president Antonello Terrana, Councilman Peter Yacobellis, Councilwoman Robin Schlager, and Shred.Co founder Evan Dittig.

The skate club, together with Skate Essex, has campaigned for Montclair to have a skate park for the last year. This spring, the council gave its approval for Rand Park to become the site of the new park.

The event saw a formal ribbon-cutting, a girls' only skate session, a contest to see who could ollie over the most boards, and raffles for skateboards and other equipment.