Monday, September 15, 2014

Skatepark Tours: Logan Blvd Skate Park (Chicago, Illinois) by Eric Gieg







2430 W. Logan Blvd.   Chicago, Illinois 60647
Park Hours: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM
Phone: (312) 742-7552
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Logan-Blvd-Skate-Park/

"This approximately 1 ½ acre edgy skate park is located beneath the Kennedy Expressway (on Logan Boulevard) in the Logan Square neighborhood.

The park is shared by skateboarders and BMX bicyclists. It features a bowl corner with a spine, smaller quarters with hips, funbox with small flat and down rail, smaller spine and some hips. Around the outside of the park there are some flat rails, manny pad and a kicker to picnic table.

The Chicago Park District entered into a lease agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation to use a 1.6-acre surface area under and adjacent to the expressway for the skate park. The City of Chicago transferred Open Space Impact Fees to the Chicago Park District for this project.

During the planning phase, community members suggested the inclusion of an original artwork in the park that would serve as a gateway into the community. The Park District commissioned installation artist and sculptor Lucy Slivinski to produce a pair of sculptures for the north and south ends of the site. A Chicago artist who received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Slivinski uses found objects and recycled materials to create her sculptures. Silversurf Gate is made out of various chrome elements such as tail pipes and hubcaps along with colorful lenses from old traffic signals.

While there is no structured programming taking place at this location, we invite you to check out our great programs at nearby Haas Park."

Have you ever wondered what people in other parts of the country (or even the world) are skating?
Do you really have the worst skateparks, or does it just feel like that? Is that huge quarterpipe really as big as you think it is?

Well Skate Sessions is bringing you a first person view of parks from around the world.
And if you want to submit your local park to be profiled, just send me a message and we will make it happen

Check out the Tours that are already posted, there are more parks coming soon: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5ssmYwWM1uWNveOolhqbJuNitl8fGVHc

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