Franklin's Paine supports a focus on “Build” through ongoing development of new skateparks in Philadelphia – “Paine’s Parks” – as well as hosts an annual Citywide Event and connects with the creative aspect of skateboarding culture by commissioning local artist to design public art for its skateparks.

Franklin's Paine’s additional on-going programs enhance existing and new skateparks by facilitating:

  • New skateparks and skateable throughways in the urban landscape.

  • Networks, relationships, and communities of participants and supporters.

  • Skateable public art installations and cutting-edge design elements.

This happens through the following programs:

Skateparks –In addition to our flagship, Paine's Park, we have developed numerous neighborhood “pocket” skateparks throughout the city in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department. “Paine’s Parks” are the ongoing development initiatives for new parks and the maintenance and program management for existing parks.

Citywide Event– An annual (or biannual) national/international competition that takes place in multiple locations around the city, generating tourism, sponsorship, and PR.

Creative Commissions– An art-commissioning program focused on engaging fine and performing artists in permanent, temporary, and time-based projects with/in skateparks.

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