A group of local skaters has designed and constructed a skate park under the I-471 bridge near Newport High School. Dubbed the Newport DIY, the park was an all-volunteer effort, years in the making, and not authorized by city officials. Today, the park is frequented by local skaters on almost any dry day.
Freelance writer Lisa Murtha put together a feature story on the Newport DIY for the May issue of Cincinnati Magazine. She joins us this afternoon, along with two of the men who created the Newport DIY skate park, Gary Collins, owner of The Galaxie Skateshop; and Galaxie founder and former owner, Andrew Martin.