New York and Jersey City opened or upgraded several skate parks just as the pandemic put a premium on outdoor space.
The first time Xavier Harris, 21, visited the new skate park in Jersey City, N.J., it was July, and the course was still being built. So he scaled a temporary fence to get inside. The second time, Mr. Harris, who started skateboarding when he was 9, crawled under a chain-link fence.
Just after it officially opened in August, he rode his skateboard through … More