Eric Brown toured the skate park construction site in Leesburg on Monday, a week after the Town Council voted to rename the facility in his honor.
As a teenager, Brown led the community charge to establish the original skate park, rallying fundraising and political support. That was more than 20 years ago. Today, the town is building a new modern facility, which will open later this year as the Eric Brown Skate Plaza.
Brown said the project was “validation” of his lifelong desire to make a positive impact in his community. “This inspires me to accomplish more,” he said.