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  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky Skatepark

    This week we will begin construction on the Hopkinsville, Kentucky skatepark that was designed by Grindline Skateparks. The project should be completed this spring 2016 and is our first skatepark in the state of Kentucky. Here are some more shots of the design:

  • Michigan Skateparks

    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:

    BELDING, MICHIGAN

    RIDE IT SCULPTURE PARK PHASE 2: DETROIT, MICHIGAN

  • Hernando, Mississippi Skatepark: NOW OPEN!

    Summer was wrapped up with a bang as Jasper Kahns crew completed the Hernando, Mississippi Skatepark just thirty minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee.

    Above: Hernando, Mississippi skatepark- photo by Above Productions.

    The boys labored tirelessly in the Mississippi heat and humidity to build this long awaited skatepark for the community of Hernando.

    ABOVE: John Morgan over the channel.

    The Grand Opening of the Hernando park happened this past weekend. Here's some footage from their celebration:

    This skatepark was no small feat, and thanks to the many years of effort by Edward Pidgeon, the skatepark committee leader, they now have a world class skatepark. They've named the park 'Pidgeon Park' in his honor. If you are ever in Mississippi this skatepark is unique to the state and well worth a visit.

  • Summer 2015 Happenings

    2015 has been a busy spring & summer for us with 2 crews running back to back jobs at all times. Jasper Kahn's crew wrapped up two great projects in Montana both sponsored by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament including a second phase at the Big Sandy Skatepark & also a fresh new bowl at the Havre, Montana Skatepark.

    ABOVE: Big Sandy Phase 2 Complete!

    ABOVE: New bowl in Havre, Montana 'Blue Pony Bowl'

    Big Sandy Phase 2 was completed just in time for the annual Pig Roast & Skate Jam on July 27th. Lots of skaters from Montana and beyond showed up for this fun event.

    At the same time our projects in Montana were being wrapped up, Billy's crew was finishing the Clawson, Michigan Skatepark. The Clawson skatepark features a fun flow section in the middle of the park we've been referring to as mini Thunder Park. There's also a fun track around the outside and a 'real street' path with stairs, a rail & ledges leading out of the park.

    ABOVE: Clawson, Michigan Skatepark Construction

    The Grand Opening of the Clawson Skatepark will be held this Sunday August 9th at 2 p.m. Plus Skateboard shop will be there hosting a how-to clinic as well as food trucks, music & other vendors. It should be a really fun event for the Michigan/Detroit skate scene.

    Currently Jasper's crew is down south in Hernando, Mississippi. The Hernando Skates group has been working tirelessy for years to get their skatepark and we are ecstatic that it's finally happening for them. You can truly thank the efforts of Edward Pidgeon who has spear headed this effort and spent every Saturday morning for the last few years at the Hernando Farmers Market asking for donations and bringing awareness to this project. This is the first Evergreen park in the south!

    ABOVE: Skatepark construction begins in Hernando, Mississippi!

    After Clawson Billy's crew moved to another locale in Michigan-the beautiful lakeside community of Frankfort on Lake Michigan. The skatepark location is just a few blocks from the lake. You may or may not remember the plan for the Powell Street Skate Spot in Portland but we have been dying to build this design & since the funding is still not available in Portland we decided to build it here in Michigan. (don't worry we will design something new & equally as fun for Powell)

     

    This is the first totally symmetrical skatepark that we've ever built and we are very happy with how it's turning out. It's going to be quite the rip ride and well worth a stop if you're in this beautiful part of the state.

    After the completion of the Hernando, MS Skatepark Jaspers crew will head to Fort Thompson, South Dakota to build a skatepark for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. We're very excited to get to build on another reservation after the success of the Thunder Park on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Billy's crew will head to Stevensville, Montana after Frankfort to begin construction on the Bitteroot Valleys first skatepark. Jeff Ament again will be a major donor for this project. They are still raising money for this project- head over to their website to learn more about the project and donate anything you can so we can make this skatepark the biggest and best it can possibly be!

  • Thunder Park Grand Opening

    On June 26th we made our way to the Grand Opening of the Thunder Park on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Paid for entirely by the charity of Pearl Jams bassist Jeff Ament, the Thunder Park is 12,500 square feet of concrete waves & our premier 'lunar landscape' skatepark. All the local skaters were there along with Jeff Ament, Bryce Kanights, the Blackfeet Tribal Leaders, Montana state senator John Tester, Kevin Kowalski, half of the Evergreen Skateparks crew & lots of local skaters from all over the state of Montana.

    The tribal leaders expressed great appreciation for our work and for the generosity of Pearl Jam & Jeff Ament. Chief Old Person even honored Jeff by giving him a native American name, 'Holds Water'. It was truly a moving ceremony and a reminder of how rewarding our work can be.

    The coolest thing about going back to the Thunder Park was seeing how well the kids had taken to the skatepark and how good they were getting at skating in such a short amount of time. The vast majority of the kids had never skated before the park was open but the place was completely packed with kids riding (or driving as they call it ;) from sun up to sun down. Jeff also gave out about 100 complete boards to the Blackfeet kids the day before the opening so everyone was set up and ready to ride.

    ABOVE: Little Shaylee catches some air.

    ABOVE: Boise Tom over the channel in the Big O Capsule bowl

    ABOVE: Portland favorite Mark Conohan over the channel!

    ABOVE: Contest judges Jim Murphy, Jeff Ament & Bryce Kanights. PHOTOS BY EARTH PATROL 

    ABOVE: Kevin Kowalski Hand Plant in the Big O Bowl. Photo by: Bryce Kanights

    ABOVE: Thunder Park from the Hooper Fly

    Posted by Thunder Park on Saturday, July 11, 2015

     

     

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Summer 2015 Update

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THUNDER PARK Grand Opening June 26!

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Evergreen Crew Skating the Thunder Park!

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New Evergreen Skatepark coming to the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana