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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Evanston’s new skate park, located at Twiggs Park, includes a mix of features for skaters of different ability levels.

Here for the ride: Evanston opens new skate park at Twiggs Park

January 4, 2024

By 2002, the wooden surfaces in Evanston’s previous skate park — located in the old Robert Crown Community Center — had degraded, leading to the park’s closure.  Evanston skaters began practicing...

A man in a hat and coat looks directly at the camera, standing outside on a cold day.

Juan Geracaris, 9th Ward incumbent, talks affordable housing and Latine representation on council

March 15, 2023

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Ald. Juan Geracaris (9th) didn’t think the city provided enough information or assistance to Evanston’s Latine community. Though he did not yet serve on City Council,...

A skater holds a skateboard.

Residents weigh in on final Twiggs Park skate park design at community meeting

May 17, 2022

Residents shared opinions about the design for the skate park slated to be built in Twiggs Park at Tuesday’s final public meeting. At the meeting, the design team presented the final design for Evanston’s...

A skater skateboards.

Wheels up: Twiggs Park skate park to centralize growing skating community

April 7, 2022

Avery Bryant, a recent Evanston Township High School graduate who has been skateboarding in Evanston since late elementary school, said there isn’t a day he doesn’t get chased out of a skate spot in...

Ald. Juan Geracaris (9th) and his two children practice skateboarding. There are green trees in the background.

Ald. Juan Geracaris (9th) kickflips into City Council

March 3, 2022

You might catch Evanston’s newest City Council member skateboarding at the park.   City Council confirmed Ald. Juan Geracaris (9th) as Evanston’s 9th Ward councilmember on Monday. An Evanston...

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