Freedom Park Skatepark Facility

History

The Medford Skatepark concept was initiated in early 1997, when officers from the Police Department suggested that the Township's Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) include a facility for skateboarders in one of the two new park facilities under development by the Recreation Department.

The RAB, after consulting with township officials, proposed the inclusion of a skatepark in Freedom Park. This former DiStefano farmstead property, totaling 140 acres, was acquired by Medford Township in 1991 utilizing State Green Acres funds. Medford received two subsequent Green Acres loans to develop the property into a primarily passive facility, including picnic pavilions, playgrounds, basketball, sand volleyball and bocce courts, as well as paved walking paths, a dog run area, community gardens and a comfort station. This portion of the park was dedicated in July 1999.

After approval from the Medford township Council to proceed with plans for a skatepark, the RAB conducted several meetings with youth from the Township who were involved in skateboarding. These youth actually developed the concept plan and layout of the skatepark, by downloading plans from the internet and bringing photos of other skatepark facilities. Almost 50 youth to date have participated in the process.

The original Freedom Park Skatepark was formally dedicated on June 17, 2000.

The original facility was torn down in 2010, and a new concrete facility was opened in December, 2012. This new skatepark was funded by a grant under the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Grant Program. Click here for map of skatepark.

Hours

Our skatepark will be open daily without supervision for skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX bikes aged 6 and older. Hours of operation will be from 10:00 am until dusk Tuesday - Sunday weather permitting. (except for certain holidays) For your review, click here for rules.

Please note that although the skatepark will not be supervised, ALL skatepark users must still wear helmets, and youths ages 14 and younger must also wear elbow pads and knee pads. Medford Police Department, will be providing spot enforcement.

Admission to the Skatepark is FREE

Directions

Follow State Highway Route 70 to intersection of Route 70 & Jones Road (Sharp's Run Plaza is at this intersection). Turn onto Jones Road and follow to the end. The entrance to Freedom Park is at the end of Jones Road at Union Street.

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Contact Information

Address:
86 Union Street
(1 block south of Route 70)

Phone: (609) 654-2608 ext. 338

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm