The Reid Menzer memorial Skatepark opened in September of 2008. It was built in memory of Reid Evans Menzer, a 14-year-old skater who was killed in 2006 when he was struck by a car while riding his homemade street luge. The park was built completely with donations and donated labor and materials on land provided by the City of York. Hundreds of skaters, parents, friends, generous citizens, businesses and the Tony Hawk Foundation contributed to the park’s construction.
The skatepark was designed by Site Design Group of Carlsbad, California, one of the world’s leading skatepark design firms. The bowl was constructed by California Skateparks. It has been recognized by skate magazines and websites as the leading skatepark in the Central Pennsylvania region, and has drawn skaters from hundreds of miles away, in addition to local skaters. An estimated 20,000 skaters a year ride the park.