I can't believe it's been six months since my last post.
My apologies for letting my vast reader audience down ( all two of you ).
Despite not blogging for awhile, it's been busy here in Memphis skateland.
We had a public meeting in September that was kicked-off by our own Mayor, one of our collaborators, Splinter Youth inc won a Give365 grant and MAM had a demo at Greenlaw with the Untitled skate team! Congrats to Mark Jannetta on pulling down that grant. He'll be using the grant funds to build a portable skate-park set-up that he will use to bring skateboarding to kids in other community centers through out the Memphis area.
Faithskate and and Advent Session finished their 3rd and 1st season(s) of hosting bi-weekly skate sessions for the Bartlett and Cordova youth. Well done and much appreciated.
In September, Zach Wormhoudt, our skate park designer gave a thorough presentation at the public meeting of what type of skate park we should expect to see when the park opens next fall.
A big thanks to everyone who took the public skate park survey and attended the public meeting. Your voices were heard and are reflected in the preliminary design that is now up on the Wormhoudt Inc website. Check it out here. It's still preliminary and has to be approved by the City so we won't "officially" celebrate just yet..
We're stoked on the design and certainly hope you are too! The park design has a lot of beginner terrain in it that will make the park very friendly to small kids and families. I'll get more into layout details in another post soon.