Thanks to everyone who came out today to make the grand opening of the new Jenks Skatepark a huge success. A special thank you to Representative Lonnie Sims OKstate-house, Commissioner Karen Keith, Skatepark advocate Matt Bowler, the Jenks City Council, Hunger Skateparks, Greg Helms, Gregory Mize and all the local skaters who help make this happen! Photos courtesy of Lori Scholl.
Join us Saturday February the 9th at 1:00 p.m. for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new skatepark in Jenks, Oklahoma.! Located at the west side of Veterans Park, 305 South Birch Street.
Over the last 14 weeks the Hunger Skatepark crew has been hard at work finishing up the Jenks, Oklahoma skatepark. All that is left is the parking lot and final grading of the site by the general contractor. Thank you to the local skate community, city council and all involved who helped make this happen. Stay tuned for a grand opening date to be announced soon.
Skateboarding is a skill requiring focus, practice, persistence, and talent. Running this website gives me the chance to meet many local skaters, and I've consistently been impressed with their multi-faceted talents. In addition to growing their skating skills, skaters have developed skills in photography and social media, construction, brand building, and community organizing; all those skills to get to meet friends to skate with.
A skater who is taking the idea of multi-talented to an extreme is Ryan Crane. Ryan is an accomplished skater, an architectural visualization designer, a skatepark builder, community advocate and art show curator.
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Excited to be invited to Dallas by SP4D to visit the proposed site for their new public skatepark at Bachman Lake. I met with local skaters to discuss the site, hear what is known at this time, and start thinking of ideas for how this location can be converted into an amazing skatepark. Excited to start working on putting the ideas to paper to help communicate their vision. This will not be the final design but more of an idea-generator and a vehicle for additional communication with Dallas skaters.
Be sure to check out their website for additional information at Skateparks for Dallas.
7ply: The Art of Skateboarding is an art exhibition that explores the relationship between the worlds of art and skateboarding. It will examine the powerful impact skateboarding has on the life of youth who grow up on the streets or on their boards. “7ply” refers to the seven layers of wood that comprises a skateboard, while providing an expression of a skater’s life struggles, overcoming them on the board, and then emoting their stories through art.
This exhibition features the work of 50+ accomplished artists from around the world. Their stories are told through the lens of skateboarding and signature decks that each has created especially for this show. Prepare to be inspired!