Thursday, September 29, 2011

Park Profiles: Peabody, MA (with Skatepark Tours video)

If you have been following Skate Sessions, you may have noticed that a lot of the parks in the area are quite similar; Tanner City Skate Park in Peabody is not one of them.

The Peabody park is built west coast style; meaning that it’s basically a large concrete bowl with 6-7 feet high banked walls fitted with round metal copings.

The front wall has an extension on its wall, while the back has an extended bump for channel gaps. In between these walls is a 2-tier cement lump, for airs, which is 1-1 ½ feet high on the left and 2 ½ -3 feet high on the right.

The left side of the bowl is designed as a box line. The front side is a flat roll-in onto a large 5-sided pyramid box. The back is a banked roll-in. The left side of the box, which is against the bowl wall, is a 1 foot high wall, a third of it which has been covered with flat metal coping.

The other two-thirds is cement that has been completely chewed up by the bikers that frequent the park. In the middle of the pyramids flat top is a flat metal rail, about 1 ½ -2 feet high and 3-4 feet long.

This park also features a small section on the left of the bowl that contains a manual box, which has square metal coping on its long sides, a flat rail, that is about 1-1 ½ feet high, and a grinding wall that is topped with metal sheeting.

Overall this is a decent park, not because of its quality but because of its individuality. It is like nothing else in the area, which makes it worth visiting.




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