In August we wrapped up our 4th skatepark in the Great Lakes State in the city of Frankfort. Before heading to Frankfort we had completed a 9,000 square foot skatepark in Clawson- which is a western suburb of Detroit. The Clawson park features a really fun flow area in the heart of the park with a fun track around the outside with ledges, pyramids, pump bumps, gaps etc. as well as as a skateable path with stairs, ledges & rails.
ABOVE: Crewmember Jesse Clayton with a backtail on the skate path.
ABOVE: Clawson, Michigan Skatepark Overview
After Clawson we headed to Frankfort, Michigan- a vacation community "up north" on the shores of Lake Michigan. It was a perfect time of year to work there and the close proximity to the lake allowed for after work swimming.
ABOVE: Noot the dog is always down for the photo-ops
The Frankfort Skatepark design is one we have been wanting to build for years. It is like a bigger, more open version of the Alberta Skate Spot in NE Portland except that the Frankfort design is completely symmetrical. Coming in at right around 6,000 square feet it really is a rip ride.
ABOVE: Whole park overview
ABOVE: Owner Billy Coulon catches some air
ABOVE: Chris Hogan nose grind
ABOVE: Catherine Coulon grinding
ABOVE: Frankfort Skatepark crew from left: Chris Hogan, Quincy the dog, Richie Conklin, Billy Coulon, Noot the dog, & Jake Black. Not pictured: Brandon Chrisjohn & Justin McDowell
Hopefully we will be back in the Mitten building more skateparks soon. If you're in the state also don't forget to hit up our older parks:
RIDE IT SCULPTURE PARK PHASE 2: DETROIT, MICHIGAN