Seattle Skateparks – we have world class skateparks here. Folks travel from around the world to ride what we have. They’re awesome, even if you just like to watch … we have some seriously good rippers here.
When ATS first opened, the old guys griped about there not being a mini in the layout. Now there is! Winter shred sessions are a go!
The funny story is I was one of those old guys, but could not resist going to ATS, despite the fact there was only street skating to be had. There aren’t a lot of dry, lit places in Seattle during the Winter months… let alone warm. Anyway, after hitting mini-less ATS for a while, and moving right down the street from Roxhill skatepark last Summer, I like the street more than the mini, and don’t care so much anymore.
Marginal Way Skatepark is almost complete (till we poach the trucker lot across the street too).
This pour is special to me. I’ve been shredding this park since its beginnings in 2004. When I skated 365 days in a row (2011-2012), Marginal Way Skatepark was easily my most visited, with 105 sessions there that year. I’ve met so many friends there, and have had so many kill sessions. I’ve especially been waiting for this section to be complete. I saved up money I’d usually spend on smokes, weed, and alcohol, and made a donation that covered a large portion of the crete for this pour. I wanted to give something back to a place that has been a large part of my life and sanity.
The park is amazing. Built completely by local skaters volunteering their time. Thanks dudes. You rip (except for some manic asshole, who dropped in on it wet).
I haven’t been to this park in almost a year. I hit it a lot when I was doing the “skate every day for a year” challenge, but haven’t really been back since. Probably because I live in West Seattle, and there’s really no need than to go to Delridge, in my own back yard.
Anyway, I haven’t skated with my buddy Clint in a long time either, and he suggested we shred Greenlake, so I gave it a go.
It’s a kickin park, with a street area, flow bowl, and pool-style bowl with a ring of blue tiles (Big Blue, some folks call it). I had all my old lines back. It was fun.
Greenlake is just a nice, refreshing place to kick it in general. What’s really cool about this skate park, is kids that skate can drag their whole families, because there’s so much other stuff to do, for the non-skaters in the family: runners, walkers, roller-gapers, wrong-boards, tennis players, bikers, soccer players, softball players, kickball players, cross country runners, etc..
Today, May 4th 2014, Marginal Way Skatepark held its annual Cinco Del Margo celebration. There were tacos, raffle, beer, shredders, more shredders, bands, and … A NEW SECTION OF THE PARK! There was a really good turnout, and I’m sure a good amount of money was raised, that will go towards finally finishing the park after 10 years of blood, sweat, crete and beer.
I have footage of the Fakies set, and will post that here as well soon.