Indianapolis is the Capital of Indiana. We currently have one skate park that desperately needs renovation. The crowds swarm the park every time school is let out or the weekend is here. Indianapolis is home to a large population of skateboarders and bmxers. We need to get organized this blog will inform you of upcoming events and happenings. ONLINE PETITION!!! PLEASE SIGN!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We are doing another fundraising event for the new skatepark. Evan has again organized a bunch of awesome bands, art, and other things to come together for a great night!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


We have a START! We raised some money on Friday night! Thanks for everyone that showed up we had a great turn out and thanks so much to EVAN for putting it all together.

Indy Skatepark Advocates would like to give thanks to all those who came to the show to support our efforts last night. It was a big success!

Special thanks to:
Vacation Club
Stealing Volume
Earth House
Geoff Wilson
Marcus Krug
Andrew Hutchinson
Tim Devlin & Sam
...and all our ultra cool volunteers

Super Duper Special thanks to:

Evan! Thanks for putting this all together

Except great things in the future...

Indy Skatepark Advocates


We're moving. Please remove yourself from the Indy Skatepark Advocates group on facebook and join us at our new home:

We will be deleting this group at the end of the month. Sorry for any inconveniences. We appreciate your support.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


It's that time! We're starting to collect money and get things started. Really started!

Please support our efforts and have a great time while doing it.

HOW? Come to Earth House on November 5, 2010.
WHAT? 5 Awesome bands, some really cool artists, and lots of support to make our future skatepark happen.
COST: $5--every cent goes to Indy Skatepark Advocates
WHERE? 237 N East St Downtown Indy
WHO? Everyone you know (it's all ages)
WHEN? November 5 7pm-11pm

See you there!

If you have some really cool pictures of you or anyone at a local Indianapolis skatepark please send them our way. We are compiling them for a slide show for the evening's events!
You can help out: Print the flyers and distribute them everywhere! (and come to the show)

Sunday, October 17, 2010


For anyone that is interested we will be having a meeting this Thursday Evening at Barley Island in Broadripple. We will be meeting at 6pm. On the agenda will be design, skatepark grant, Non-profit, etc. If you know anything about grant writing, if you are a resourceful person, and you have time on your hands, come out and support us. Thanks!

scion skate jam 2

It's good to see so many people out enjoying our parks. Its too bad there aren't more around the area. Thanks for everyone that came out! More photos in her facebook album

Scion Skate Jam

So rumor had it the park was closing. We received work from IndyParks this is not true. Everyone can breathe easy for now. The other weekend Tom Wood Scion hosted a contest at Major Taylor. It was an awesome day and lots of people came out to show their support. My girlfriend was awesome and shot a bunch of photos from the day. Here they are:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tom Wood Scion Skate Jam

This saturday from 11-4 at Major Taylor. Should be fun come out and support the Skate scene.

Supposedly the park is closing in October...

Check out their facebook.

See you there!

Monday, July 19, 2010


So it has been a while. Just wanted to let anyone know that follows this that YES we are still around. A lot of people have been on vacation for the summer and the heat just bogs some of us down. We finally met tonight and made a to-do list.

1.) We are currently seeking a NON-PROFIT organization that we can accept donations to.
2.) Coming up with a rough design to show indy parks
3.) Researching Non-profit organization start ups
4.) Contacting park builders
5.) Organizing to write a proposal.

If you would like to help or have any insight into this please email me ( or the advocates ( Or check out the facebook page search Indy skatepark advocates.

Thanks. We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

East Side Block Party

King Park's Block party was pretty fun! We had a lot of people talk with us, take our cards, and sign our petition. The INHP is having more block parties and they are coming really quick. This Saturday there is one at the John H Boner Community Center (,0,4769981672341797039&ei=mHX-S_eQGIOOMoSc8Ts&ved=0CCkQnwIwAw&hnear=&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A) This community is very active and I know there are a lot of kids in that neighborhood that skate. Lets get organized and show them that we care. I will post more when I know what time the demo will be. The block party will be from 10-4

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The Indianapolis Skate Park Advocates will be working a booth to promote awareness for the new skate park in Indy. King Park is a potential donor for the new park and we want to show them that skateboarders & bikers care! At 1:00pm I need AS MANY skateboarders & bike riders as possible to skate/ride a box, a rail, and a launch ramp to show the community around King Park how cool skateboarding & riding are. We're only demo-ing for half an hour, so try to be there before one.

The address is here:

2301 N. Park Ave.

Here is a link to info:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


First of all, sorry about the meeting last night, if you attended thanks for your support. Last night was not a good night for all of us.

In related news... There is an indy skatepark advocates email now. ( feel free to send any questions comments etc. Also If you are on facebook stop by the INDY SKATEPARK ADVOCATES facebook. This is updated all the time.

Drumroll please.... Some of us met with Indyparks and King Parks Development. They have set aside a spot. They are waiting for some other planning to happen but they are excited and ready to do something!!!! This is good news everyone all of our efforts are starting to show progress.

What better way to show our support than to attend the skatepark day this saturday!! Hope to see everyone there. 12-5

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Bringing it to the SOUTHSIDE! Everyone come out and show your support. We will have clean up parties the night before and the morning of. Hopefully we will have better weather this time. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Been a while

Sorry everyone a lot has been going on...

So we had another meeting last night. There is a lot of positive movement. Contact with King Park has been made and their is talk of support for the park and helping us find a location!! The support your skatepark day was pretty rainy but we still had a decent turn out. Thanks to the Old Indy Skaters who all showed up early on saturday to help clean the park. Also thanks to Paul Christian who provided the park with some new trash cans and gave the lot a good clean up. Thanks to Eric Bose (sorry if it is spelled wrong) for helping cover some graffiti and helping always keeping the park clean. We got a lot of signatures but we need MORE sign the online petition if you haven't. Here are some pictures from the day...


Cleaning up

New Sign thanks OIS AND trash can thanks Paul!

Thanks Eric.

It ended up being an awesome dry day. Thanks for everyone that showed up despite the weather. We are planning another support day coming up soon. So mark your calendars for SATURDAY MAY 22ND AT GREENWOOD SKATEPARK. Same deal clean up will be FRIDAY MAY 21ST. More info on that as we get closer. Email me if you would like to help.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Just a heads up

I know the skatepark thing is on saturday, BUT King Parks, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and Habitat for Humanity are all working on the Great Indy Neighborhood Clean up. This clean up is on sat. from 9am to 1pm at 20th and Bellafontaine.
Food and refreshments will be served.

Now you may be wondering why I will tell you about something else besides the Skatepark event. WELL King Park is the potential investor in the park. It would be great if some people would show up and represent the skateboarders then get over to the park.

"Sometimes skateboarding involves NOT skateboarding"
If we want to get this park and other parks done we have to be proactive and show the city we care about the city.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Remember sat. is our big day! Tell all of your friends come out all day or just for a little!

**Rain Plans
If it rains we will do the same thing the next day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's possible!

York, PA did it. This is a pretty cool story. We have all the resources here to get this done.

Reid Menzer Memorial Park

Monday, April 12, 2010

POP's Philly skatepark.

Last summer I went to Philly and met some guys that work/volunteer for a company like Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. The local community center was getting shut down and the neighborhood decided they needed to keep it around. It is a place were kids go after school to keep them out of trouble. The neighborhood uses the building for meetings as well as many other things. The basketball courts hadn't been used in years so some local skateboarders took on the project of "restoring" them. With money from the city, local skateshops, as well as THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION they were able to get money to build this really cool park. Because Willy Akers is the man and knows everybody they let us skate the half finished project. Really fun AND simple AND cheap. Volunteers offered their weekends to finish the project... DIY approved.

Here is a moving story about the park. Read it then sign our petition. This is possible lets get it done!


Grand Opening and story



ledge/manual pad. In the background you can see a bowl.

The coping was weird on this spine at first. It ended up being really fun even with the water.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Park Ideas

Sorry I have been slacking lately.


So I went to Long Beach over my spring break and skated a little bit. We skated San Pedro.

Indy needs a bridge spot to keep the snow and rain off (lets focus on one thing at a time). This bowl is really fun and has tons of lines to keep people interested. A little on the difficult side but some really cool obstacles in it. My favorite is the entry way where there is a door you can skate over.

This is a park in downtown Long Beach. Mostly prefab not worth mentioning, but this little guy was really fun. We have thrown the idea around of a skateable walking path around the park. This would make a pretty fun addition to that. Just some more ideas.

Someone showed me this website. Good work guys I like how you are organizing. This is another thing that Indy needs we are too separated here. Could a fun park be a good meeting place??? Check out their site some photos that make me want to go skate!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flyer for the 24th!

Come out and have fun. Show our city that we need another park. We will be documenting the day with video and photos so we can edit together a video for our park proposal. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Next meeting.

The next meeting we are having will be April 8th at The Earth House . We are starting at 6. Bring ideas and friends. We will talk about the 24th and the future. Come show your support for the new park.

Earth House has a coffee shop as well as a great menu.


On the corner of New York and East St. downtown Indianapolis

Google Maps

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Online Petition

We now have an online petition. Please sign this if you have a chance and you want to show your support!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Park Ideas

I thought it might be a cool idea to keep the blog alive by posting pictures of parks around that we go and skate. Hopefully through this we can use the pictures to come to an agreement of what would be good for a park and more of the direction we would like to go.

On Saturday a bunch of us went to Greencastle, IN to skate there 10,000 ft2 park. The park was built by Wally Holiday. There are some cool things in the park but the flow is limited and there is some space that could have been used better.

Here are some pictures from the park.

Here is a cool "noping" section that green castle has. Very simple and fun for everyone (bikes and skateboards)

Here is a miniramp area with a spine. The flow is limited here and people normally get stuck in this section going back and forth. The "Taco" rail is almost unskateable.

Ah Wally Holiday and his bowls. I would love to be able to skate this everyday, however I very rarely find anyone in this bowl. A very big hole and a lot of concrete for the amount of usage.

When I got dropped off at my car I decided to document how crowded Lake Sullivan was. With this amount of people it is very hard and hazardous to skate or ride the park. However with limited amount of spaces the few parks we have seem to fill up pretty quick.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Mark your calendars, March 4th 2010, the first meeting towards advocacy to have another skate park built in our beautiful city of Indianapolis. This started as a small group living in the downtown area and is slowly growing to the population of skateboarders and bmx riders in Indianapolis. Today we just kind of threw some ideas around but the purpose of this blog is to inform of meetings and happenings related to the park. I will try to keep it updated as much as possible. If you have stuff you think should be shared feel free to email me the links Also if you feel the need to get involved PLEASE let us know. We did today loosely tack down the objectives we are trying to accomplish.

  1. We are trying to push for a park of a smaller size around 5,000 to 10,000 sq ft.
  2. We want the park to have quality lighting 24 hours a day to detour vandalism and ensure a place to ride all day and night.
  3. We want the park to be family friendly. We want families to feel safe and encouraged to stay with their young riders.
  4. With this in mind we would like to infuse the normal park objects benches, trashcans, bathrooms, etc. into skateable objects.
  5. We want a CONCRETE park poured by PARK BUILDERS not sidewalk builders, no prefab.
  6. We are looking to make a simple park with no wasted space.
  7. We are starting a petition to show how strongly the skate park would be back in Indianapolis.

To do this we would like to announce:


Come out to the Lake Sullivan Skatepark on APRIL 24th, 2010!

Come out bring your family, bring your friends, bring a picnic, we want to show the city that we appreciate what they have given us.

Make sure you sign a petition while you are there.

A HUGE thanks goes out to Sarah Gore at the Project School for hosting our first meeting and bringing us all together...