Paine’s Park and Skateboarding in Philadelphia
May 23, 2013
Guests: Josh Nims, Claire Laver, Anthony Bracali
It’s been over 10 years since the City of Philadelphia closed Love Park, a world- renowned skateboarding destination, to skateboarders. This left a gaping hole in an otherwise vibrant skateboarding community. We are happy to announce yesterdayâ€™s opening of Paineâ€™s Park, a 70,000 square foot skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail. The 3-acre park is full of a variety of different set ups that appeal to a wide range of skateboarders. We have three guests joining us to discuss how Paineâ€™s Park went from idea to reality. JOSHUA NIMS, a lawyer and co-founder of Franklinâ€™s Paine Skatepark Fund will tell us how the idea of the park came into being. CLAIRE LAVER, the Executive Director of Franklinâ€™s Paine Skatepark Fund, will take us through the evolution of the skate park, and ANTHONY BRACALI, the architect of Paineâ€™s Park will describe the design process and what goes into making a skate park.