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TOWN PARK DOCUMENTARY

In the Fall of 2014, Levi's Skateboarding (http://www.levi.com/skateboarding) partnered with Keith "K-Dub" Williams in West Oakland to revamp the existing Town Park Skate Park. Along the way a documentary was shot to tell a story of K-Dub, Town Park, West Oakland, and those who skate there. This documentary highlights the importance of skate parks for communities and the youth. SITE Design Group, Inc. worked with Keith "K-Dub" Williams and Levi's Skateboarding to provide West Oakland with a new skate park. Previously at the park were deteriorating wood ramps and now there is smooth concrete designed with an DIY approach. Local volunteers helped dismantle the wood ramps and prepare the site while SITE finalized the construction documents and worked through the city process.
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DAVIS TORGERSON AT SANTA CLARITA SKATE PARK

Check out this video of Davis Torgerson skating at the Santa Clarita Skate Park for Thunder Trucks!
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NORTH MOORE SKATE PLAZA

SITE Design Group, Inc. worked with the Hudson River Park Trust to design and develop a new skate park in Tribeca or otherwise known as Segment 3. The construction of the upland park and public esplanade will include a habitat planting zone, lawns, seating areas, a dog run, overlooks, a skate park, basketball courts, public art, and other active and passive recreation opportunities. The skate park, located near Pier 25, is more of a “skate plaza” and includes popular street features such as stairs, ledges, and handrails. Stone veneer and brick pavers were used in the fine details of the design and offers the park a true “street feel”. Located in Lower Manhattan, the North Moore Skate Park design is different than the one located at Pier 62 and provides a different riding terrain thus offering a diverse skating experience for the skaters of New York.
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F/S HURRICANE BY TONY HAWK

Check out this F/S hurricane over the steps at the Magdalena-Ecke YMCA Skate Park!
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EL CENTRO BMX/SKATE PARK

Groundbreaking for a new 24,000 s.f. BMX/Skate Park took place at the end of January! The construction should be completed by Summer 2015.
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EL GATO CLASSIC RECAP

The First Annual El Gato Classic went down this weekend at the Palm Springs Skate Park reuniting the Legends & Pioneers of Skateboarding.
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THE BOARDR AM

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. A one hour show on ESPN's World of X produced by The Boardr will document the skaters' stories of the road to Austin, Texas. This Saturday kicks off the series at Stoner Skate Plaza located in Los Angeles, CA.
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EL GATO SKATEBOARD CLASSIC

The El Gato Skateboard Classic is a series of skateboard contests and events created by Skateboard legend and 2-time World Champion skateboarder Eddie "El Gato" Elguera. This Saturday at the Palm Springs Skate Park there is a vert demo with Tony Hawk, El Gato, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, and more starting at 3:00 PM.
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GILBERT LINDSAY SLS PLAZA

The all new skate plaza Street League Certified Gilbert Lindsay Park features a raised area that includes a three stair with a custom out-ledge, a 2 flat 2 double set with custom hubba ledge, a six stair with hand rails and a gap, and two different integrated flat ledges. The plaza also includes two A-Frame hips (one round rail, one square), two flat rails (one round, one square), and a transition end feature that is comprised of a transition hip flanked on either side by large rolled edges. SITE was hired to create the construction documents for this project. To view more photos of this park, click here: http://sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/los-angeles-ca-7
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LEVI’S SKATEBOARDING TOWN PARK

With the help of Levi's Skateboarding, West Oakland's Town Park Skatepark received a concrete DIY makeover. Founder Keith "K-Dub" Williams speaks with Chris Nieratko.
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