192: The House of Tom: Young Tommy G. Cherry Hill Skatepark pre 1979-1981.

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Tom Groholski Cherry Hill Skate Park NJ Circa ?

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Tom Groholski Frontside Air Cherry Hill Skate Park NJ

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Tom Groholski Frontside Grind Cherry Hill NJ

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Tom Groholski Invert Cherry Hill

Photos provided by Tom Groholski

Im not gonna go too far out on a limb here and say these are from the infamous Cherry Hill Skate Park in South Jersey. I can also somewhat safely assume that they where taken by Tom’s Father. Well its all there in these picks lip tricks, big frontside airs, standing tall on the coping. I wonder what the other kids at the park where doing.

Tom will be forever tied to this place. His name has became synonymous with the place.

As for Cherry Hill if you don’t know the story well I’m not gonna make it up for us. We must refer to those that lived it:

Head over to CherryHillSkatepark.com its an amazing website with tons of galleries, stories, and interviews. Drop by the forums and tell em The House of Steam sent you!!

Cherry Hill Skatepark 1978 to 1981, RIP

jason

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5 thoughts on “192: The House of Tom: Young Tommy G. Cherry Hill Skatepark pre 1979-1981.

  1. Frank

    Never skated there. (started skating after it closed)

    But I do remember driving past it with my parents when we went to vist my grand parents.

    But the seed was planted.

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  2. Richie Beattie

    Hi Jason Olivia. Do you know Tom Groholski? I’m getting a Poolside Skateboards,Tom Groholski model deck. I want to get him to sign it. I knew Tom from the Monster Bowl, Seaside Hts. Skatepark, Fiber Rider-Lakewood Skatepark, Off the Wall- Pt. Pleasant Skatepark and of course Cherry Hill Skatepark. I remember Tom, always was a great skateboarder. Do you know where he lives or have his email address? I really would like to get in touch with him. Take care, Richie Beattie.

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  3. John Parese

    WOW,skated there many times.The best place to ride ever!
    Came from Reading PA,across the Ben Franklin,when the toll basket took pennies,50 cents back then,watch the look of the people behind as the machine counted every
    one of those.could catch big air in the kidney pools and long axle grinds.

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  4. mike neto

    I use to skate with shugo kubo back in the day at cherryhill. There was a tall skinny cat that took photos of us. I was wondering if anyone can hok me up with some photos. I skated for the islanders. Thanks mike

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