NYC's skateboarders might soon be flocking to Staten Island, which is quickly becoming the skating center of the city. The Parks Department just announced plans to build the borough's third skate park in Faber Park in Port Richmond, and renderings of the new space show 2 acres of ramps, jumps, and rails that will blend in seamlessly with the natural landscape. The design, by Action Sport Design, incorporates existing stone walls and boulders, and if watching rather than actually boarding is more your thing, there will be plenty of seating and pedestrian trails for spectators surrounding the outdoor facility.
While the New York City Parks Department just recently approved the petition for a skating area, Action Sports Development wasted no time getting all the right details for a perfect design. The company sent out questionnaires and held meetings with community skaters, kids, families, and park-goers to collect the best ideas and crucial needs to make the skate park a neighborhood star. Borough President James Molinaro praises the new recreational area as being perfect for turning half of the passive park into an active, family fun area, and a great way for local kids to stay out of trouble. No construction firm has been chosen to lead the project yet, but we can’t wait to see what happens next!
via DNA info