September 20, 2019

Skate/Bike Park Named in Honor of "K-Rob"

Public Dedication May 18, 2019

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The East Providence City Council recently approved the naming of the public skate park at Onna Moniz-John Neighborhood Park at Central Avenue Playground for its benefactor, the late Kevin Robinson, who was known to thousands as K-Rob. The resolution was held in conjunction with the East Providence Winterfest Committee which has paid for and arranged for a plaque to be placed at the site. A public dedication and plaque unveiling will be held at the park on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Kevin Robinson, a graduate of East Providence High School and a distinguished member of the East Providence High School Hall of Fame was known to thousands of Freestyle BMX riders worldwide. Robinson, progressed and pioneered the sport during his 25 year career and

gained worldwide notoriety as the first person to land a double flair at X Games 2006. Robinson, is the holder of 10 X Games medals including four Gold and two Guinness World Records and visited schools and events throughout East Providence, RI and other locations in the Nation to provide free demonstrations.

Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson, through his non-profit K-Rob Foundation, realized his dream of building East Providence's first free, outdoor public skate park in 2016. Members of the Robinson family and City officials will be in attendance at the dedication and a BMX demonstration is planned during the ceremony. The general public is invited.

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