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MARCH RADNESS CONTEST RESULTS

About 500 spectators gathered around throughout the day to witness the Radness. And, they were not disappointed. The Street Division finals featured 4 of Atlanta’s best young skaters: Greyson Beal, Niko Howard, Brendan Lagna, and Zeke Logan. Niko Howard’s consistency, fresh legs after hours of skateboarding, and backside 360 kick flip over the centerpiece gap earned him the victory. Street Results: 1st Place: Niko Howard 2nd Place: Zeke Logan 3rd Place: Greyson Beal The Go Pro Best Trick Contest was more pain than pop. Skaters flung themselves down the impact section with utter disregard for their bodies and few riding away cleanly. Faith Skate Supply‘s Jason Sallisas’ death gap 50-50 was more than enough to claim the Hero 4 and the best trick crown. The Pool Division came down to an epic battle between Death Skateboards‘ Dave Allen and Hazard County Skatepark’s Jake Wooten. Jake had all his tricks working and walked away with the win. Pool Division Results: 1st Place: Jake Wooten 2nd Place: Dave Allen 3rd Place: David “Malachai” Smith To view more photos of this park, click here: http://sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/swift-cantrell
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VANS OFF THE WALL SKATE PARK ANNIVERSARY

Vans, Jack’s Garage and Taco Surf invite you to come party with us for the one-year anniversary of the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 21st at noon. In true Van Doren fashion, we will have free giveaways, free food and free drinks! To top it off, Vans pro skaters will be there to celebrate with us. See you Saturday! Vans Off The Wall Skatepark & Jack’s Garage 7471 Center Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 379-6666
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EL CENTRO BMX/SKATE PARK UPDATE

Grading has begun on the new 24,000 SF Bmx/Skate Park located in El Centro, CA!
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GIRL X CHOCOLATE TEAM AT RED PARK

Girl and Chocolate put on a hell of a demo. Check out Stevie Perez, Jerry Hsu, Sean Malto, Rick Howard, Johnny Jones, Chris Roberts, Vincent Alverez, Chico Brenes, Justin Eldridge and Elijah Berle having fun in San Jose.
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2014 ASLA GENERAL DESIGN HONOR AWARD

SITE Design Group, Inc. is proud to have worked with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and the Hudson River Trust on this amazing project. Unscathed by Superstorm Sandy's brackish inundation, Segment 5 is an enormously popular park in the formerly "parkless" Chelsea. The outward-looking centerpiece of the 5-mile Hudson River Park, itself a miracle of 30 years of public advocacy, Segment 5 is a resourceful and truly public space born of vocal neighborhood demand. It is a model for hurricane resilience and climate change adaptation, integrating creative engineering with a diverse range of uses and landscape types. To view more photos of this park, click here: http://www.sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/new-york
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VANS HB SKATE PARK #1 IN OC

The Vans Off Wall Skatepark located in Huntington Beach, CA is the OC Weekly 2014 Best Skatepark in Orange County! Designed and built by California Skateparks, the newly constructed 42,500 square foot Vans Off the Wall Skatepark is located at 7471 Center Avenue in Huntington Beach, California and the 3,000 square foot on-site Jack’s Garage store offers a fully-stocked skate shop featuring Vans and other top brands along with a pro shop for skate equipment and rentals. The skate park itself offers some of every imaginable type of terrain, but is generally defined by an upper transition / flow / bowl area and a lower street/ plaza / park area, which are tied together by the well-known and iconic Vans checkerboard paving pattern found throughout the entire park. SITE Design Group, Inc. assisted with the project management for the site plan development/analysis approval; structural engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and traffic engineering for both the site and skate park. SITE also assisted with the design and completed the construction documents for the skate park. To view more photos of this park, click here: http://sitedesigngroup.com/projects/details/huntington-beach
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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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