Franklin's Paine News

Pops Skate Space in Kensington was closed from October 4 - 10 for improvements.  Two brick benches with a smooth concrete topping (angle iron on one side) were added in front of each of the tr

 Johnny "Young Guns" Mateu stood atop a 12-foot-high vertical ramp, his skateboard hanging ov

The master of the half-pipe and creator of a skateboard empire is about to introduce his latest trick: a skateboard without wheels.

Friday, July 31st was the official opening of Kerr Park, a park that Franklin's Paine has supported since day one.

Thanks to all who joined us for our the Grand Opening of "SkateSpace" at Pops Playground.

Come join us in celebrating the official grand opening of POPs playground as a premier philadelphia skatespot. The event will have food, giveaways, music and a pro skater demo.

Check out a Philadelphia Inquirer story about a skatepark in the area to which FPSF contributed funding

Once home to the X Games, Philly lost its skater cred after the city banned the sport from public parks. Now, one woman spearheads a $7 million project to give skaters a signature spot