An update for skateboarding fans

09.29.2008 by André Natta · → 6 Comments

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We wanted to share a comment that was posted over on Magic City Question by Peter at Faith Skate Supply that gives as good an update as any on the current grassroots push for a local skate park:

“Here is an update on what is going on with our quest. There is an Andy MacDonald skateboard Demo going on at Belk Dept store on Oct. 11? They are building a big ramp for him to skate and have nothing to do with it afterwards. Faith is working with the city to purchase the ramp and donate to the city of Birmingham for a public halfpipe for kids to skate. It will be 5 feet high and 20 feet wide. As of right now, sounds like its going to happen….but we all know how things happen and get messed up. Faith will service the ramp and patrol the area daily too. What ever it takes to show the “higher ups” in Birmingham that there is a huge need for a skatepark.

This is the first step of many. Please cross your fingers and know we need support with this and in the future. Thank you to everyone who has left nice informative comments!”

You can still add your thoughts to the original question over on MCQ.

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Genevieve
Genevieve

Hey guys! FYI - Belk has to re-use the ramp for future events so they won't be able to sell or donate the ramp after the Andy Mac demo on Oct. 11th @ Belk @ The Summit starting @ 11 a.m. Hope y'all will come out and support him and the skate community!

Genevieve
Genevieve

Hey guys! FYI - Belk has to re-use the ramp for future events so they won't be able to sell or donate the ramp after the Andy Mac demo on Oct. 11th @ Belk @ The Summit starting @ 11 a.m. Hope y'all will come out and support him and the skate community!

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

I'm hoping Peter sees this so he can correct me if I'm wrong, but since the land under the overpass is state property for whenever work needs to be done (right of way), it would most likely have to go on a piece of private or city owned property.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

I'm hoping Peter sees this so he can correct me if I'm wrong, but since the land under the overpass is state property for whenever work needs to be done (right of way), it would most likely have to go on a piece of private or city owned property.

Brandon
Brandon

Where will the ramp go after the demo? Surely it won't stay at Belk. Back under the overpass?

Brandon
Brandon

Where will the ramp go after the demo? Surely it won't stay at Belk. Back under the overpass?