Shane Vrankin, a lifelong skateboarder and the owner of Atlantic Skateboard Company, is pushing for a proposal to have a skate park built in Hanover Borough.

For the past several years, support for a proposal to build a public skatepark in Hanover has ramped up significantly. Now, a local nonprofit is stepping up to help give the project its final push. 

Citadel Skateboarding Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Westminster, officially launched the Hanover Skatepark Project, or HSP, in September. The foundation’s goal is to help in the effort to build a skatepark in Hanover Borough through the raising of funds, while also working to educate the public and petition local officials. 

Citadel began back in 2018 with co-founders Tila Assgari and Matthew Freyer. Together, the two have volunteered their time and efforts and have already been successful in advocating for the remodeling of a wooden skatepark in Manchester,