March 1, 2009

manhattan bridge skatepark

With design and construction managed by Open Road, this park is being created by skaters. Get involved. This is the first NYC project funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation. Construction to begin Spring 2009.

Summary of survey results: Most important thing to people is flow and the bad surface. People overall prefer cement obstacles, with and without steel edging. People want a variety of obstacles, plaza style, mix of street and transition, pool coping. Many people brought up need for building up speed, quarter pipes, banks.

check this link for pictures of skateboarders in the park drawing designs, answering the survey, conducting interviews, measuring the site, and drawing their skatepath to Manhattan Bridge Skatepark