Skating into memory

Rawlins City Council names new skate park in memory of Joshua JR Rodriguez

The recently completed skate park at Key Club Park in Rawlins will be named in memory of Joshua “J.R.” Rodriguez. It has been more than a decade since his passing but emotions still run high when referring to J.R.

Mayor Terry Weickum spoke through tears about Rodriguez, “he was like one of our own kids.”

Rodriguez, who was born in 1984 and passed away in 2012, was described in his obituary as someone who would give his shirt off his back and as a friend to everyone.

Weickum said that Rodriguez loved skateboarding. “It was his passion”.

Vice Mayor Jacquelin Wells proposed naming the skate park...


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