Running to Brook Run

What do dogs and skateboards have in common? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not the latest viral Youtube video. Still haven’t got it? It’s Brook Run Park! Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, GA is actually two separate parks. The first is a 4-acre dog park. The second is really cool skate park.

The Dog park is completely free. You can bring your buddy, and meet other loving pet owners such as yourself. There are trails and benches and you can bring toys. It is a great way to spend a Saturday and your furry friend will be forever grateful.

The skatepark is also a great way to spend time, and meet lots of cool people. It accommodates not only for skateboards, but also BMX bikers, and in-line skaters. It costs $3 for minors, and $4 if you are over 18. The crowd In the park is mostly teenagers, and everyone is very friendly.

I highly recommend visiting both websites to read all of the fun things the parks offers, as well as get your release forms for the skate park and read the reasonable regulations. Especially now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m sure you want to be inside with the heater cranked up but remember that you can stay warm, stay fit, and help keep our world cleaner if you get outside and get active!

Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

If you are like most people, you probably haven’t been on a skateboard in years, and if you have been on a skateboard recently, then you’ll know how difficult skating is. It could be your first day learning to skate, or you could have been doing it for years and actually be quite talented.

No matter what your skill level (if you have one yet), Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park is a great way to spend some of your free time. For starters, it’s free! Nothing beats that, right? Except that it’s an incredibly fun way to even spend an entire day, and that it caters to all skill levels (including beginner). When there, you can see everything from really talented skaters to a father teaching his two- or three-year-old daughter how to skate for the first time.

If you’re not into skating yet, that’s fine! It’s the type of sport that can be fun from the first day. Don’t have a board? You can easily get one for ten dollars at any large super store. Trust me, it’s worth it. Even if you buy a board, and go to the park and get tired of skating, you can still do so much. The park has the skate park (of course), a nice sidewalk, benches, tables, a large field, and, yes, you guessed it, a pretty cool playground.

Whether you have or haven’t been on a board in the past few years, I’m sure one of your friends has. Bring them with you. Fourth Ward Skate Park is great place to go with friends. They can teach you how to skate, if you don’t already know, you guys can run around, walk your dog, or just hang out. Whatever you do, you’ll have a great time!

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OnAir says…  Skating is a great, zero-pollution way to get where you’re going–and you can even earn AirCreds for it!

Is there a skater’s haven near you? Tell us about it in the comments.