On Tuesday evening, May 25th, the People's Emergency Center (PEC), HUB Coalition and Franklin's Paine hosted a community meeting to discuss redevelopment plans for a public park located at 37th and Mount Vernon Streets. The community has identified a need for safe, designated skate space to accommodate a growing interest in skateboarding among local youth.
Franklin's Paine presented a mixed-use design concept for the space that safely integrates skate space in with other playground amenities.
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Over the past several months, FPSF worked closely with filmer / editor Kevin McDonald to create a promotional video of our work. Special thanks to Kevin, Chuck Treece for providing the music, and our CHAD students for jumping on camera and sharing their thoughts with us. Check it out!!
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at North Bowl last Saturday, and for supporting Franklin's Paine! AJ Kohn, JJ O'Donnell, and Tyrone Williams killed it during a freestyle skate demo, and we were able to showcase our recently completed promo video done by Kevin McDonald (to be uploaded to our website shortly)! Thanks again to the many artists and business owners who contributed items and pieces of art to the silent auction and raffle, and to North Bowl, vitaminwater and PBR for sponsoring the event.
Franklin's Paine continues to push forward with identifying, proposing, and designing potential new neighborhood skateparks around Philadelphia. Pop's Playground has set an example for the potential of community skatepark projects to bring youth and families together and positively effect a community, and we hope to replicate this success with other projects and new partnerships. We have been keeping our eyes and ears open this past year, and are happy to have a w
As we inch closer and closer to the building of our marquee project, Paine’s Park, we've been pursuing a series of initiatives that make sure we do things right -- create a world-class skatepark and do it on-time and on-budget.