Picture this – a new Skate Park – What will it look like? Will it be environmentally friendly?

McIntire Skate Park Design Visioning Workshop to be held April 8, 2014
Posted Date: 3/24/2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Albemarle County, will hold a design visioning workshop to gather information from the community in planning the future design of the McIntire Skate Park. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm at Carver Recreation Center, 233 4th Street, NW. It will be facilitated by Mike McIntyre and Kanten Russell of ASD, now Stantec, who have been selected to help design the skate park.

via Charlottesville : News and Press Releases.

My first acquaintance with skateboarding was in the late 1970s in Heidelberg, Germany.  The kids in Mark Twain Village, an American housing area, had constructed a half-pipe, and everyone was flocking to see it.  The view of our son upside down (in the days before helmets) about 12 feet in the air was enough to make a lasting impression!  I told him that he should be sure to bring his skateboard when he visits Charlottesville next year, but for some reason he just laughed.  I guess he hasn’t kept up with Tony Hawk.
My post from May 2012:

… and they knew how old Tony Hawk is!

Artistic skateboards made of recycled wood!  They caught my eye as we were walking from the City Market to the Downtown Mall yesterday, so I stopped for a closer look.  What  a great idea!

For more information check out their website:

Glide Skateboards

The Tom Tom Founders Festival demonstrated that Charlottesville is a fun PLACE for everyone!