Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Park Profiles: Danvers MA (with Skatepark Tours video)

The Danvers skate park, at Plains Park, is another park with potential if it had been designed better. Its downfall is that it’s a concrete park with small-misplaced objects.

On the left, when first entering the park, there is a grinding wall, which is concrete with no copings, and a long-round metal rail with a small kink. It goes from about 1 foot high down to about 3 inches off the ground.

In the back left corner is a square flat top pyramid with 2-flat and 2-banked sides. This object has promise but it is virtually useless in the corner that it sits.

Along the back left fence is the parks best feature, a flat roll-in leading up to a 6-set of stairs which has a low round rail running down its middle. This is a great object and more parks should add one like it.

On either side of the parks back fence is a flat kicker, about 1-½ feet high, but neither has a good line to approach it. The right kicker does have a small flat-top spine hip but this isn’t great.

In between the stair-rail and the spine hip is a very high, four foot tall, 4-sided pyramid, which I have yet to find a use for (except for setting my camera on it).

The parks last object, which is directly right of the main gate, is a small 3-section mini-ramp. The ramp is not easy to ride though, due to its steep banks and long flat bottom.

This is not a very good park but the stair and kink rails make it one worth visiting for some short sessions.




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