END OF THE RAMP FOR SKATE PARK? POPULAR TEEN SCENE COULD CLOSE IF KIDS DON’T CLEAR UP THEIR ACT

END OF THE RAMP FOR SKATE PARK? POPULAR TEEN SCENE COULD CLOSE IF KIDS DON’T CLEAR UP THEIR ACT
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PELHAM — Users of Pelham’s Lyons Park have until April 18 to shape up or skate out.

On March 28, in a move he called “gut-wrenching,” Parks and Recreation Director Darren McCarthy asked the Board of Selectmen to close the entire park, including the skateboard area and basketball courts, on April 18 because of its horrible condition.

Trash has been strewn all over the park, skateboard ramps have been marred by graffiti, donated picnic tables have been destroyed, and the posted rules, including those directing skateboarders to wear helmets and not