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Updated: 07/16/2017 08:30:02AM

J.M. Berlin Rotary Skatepark celebrates 10 years

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Keven Christian, 15, watches as he flips the board before landing his trick.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Joseph Thomas, 13, rides the wall in the bowl at the skatepark.

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Kaleb Brown, 15, watches as he tries to land on the board.

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Robert Christian, 16, who is visiting the area on vaction, shows off his skateboard.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Robert Christian, 16, who is visiting the area on vaction, shows off his skateboard.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Cathy Pickett, daughter of the late Jean Berlin, who helped build the skatepark in Englewood, bought a cake for the teens to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the J.M. Berlin Rotary Skatepark.

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Dante Pirrello, 16, skates Friday with friends.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — A cake with an edible image of the first skateboarders at the J.M. Berlin Rotary Skatepark sat on the counter Friday before a group of sweaty teens came in and ate it.

“It’s what my mom would have wanted,” said Cathy Pickett, daughter of the late Jean Berlin. “My mom would have been here eating the cake with the skaters so I thought I would do what she would have done if she were here.”

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