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!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Earth House has a coffee shop as well as a great menu.
On the corner of New York and East St. downtown Indianapolis
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
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
- We are trying to push for a park of a smaller size around 5,000 to 10,000 sq ft.
- 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.
- We want the park to be family friendly. We want families to feel safe and encouraged to stay with their young riders.
- With this in mind we would like to infuse the normal park objects benches, trashcans, bathrooms, etc. into skateable objects.
- We want a CONCRETE park poured by PARK BUILDERS not sidewalk builders, no prefab.
- We are looking to make a simple park with no wasted space.
- 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:
SHOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR SKATEPARK!
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...