16 new ways to have fun in Boston

Boston Globe

From browsing the Boston Public Market to chugging around a Thomas the Tank Engine theme park, we’ve got your weekends covered.

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North Point Park, Cambridge, 617-608-1410, thecharles.org

The idea for a dedicated local skatepark first occurred to Nancy Schon when she found that kids were getting in trouble for skateboarding around her Copley Square sculpture Tortoise and Hare. That was more than a decade ago. In November, her partners (including the Charles River Conservancy, the Lynch Foundation, and the shoe company Vans) finally completed their slow-but-steady race to build the Lynch Family Skatepark in East Cambridge. Tucked beneath highway ramps off the Zakim Bridge, the sprawling facility has been crowded with skaters of all skill levels since it opened. Mostly, though: “Duuude!”

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