We're living in strange times. Just going out to ride isn't a normality. Although rules differ in most countries it is fair to say that having your own park is the only way of doing regular sessions without distractions. Getting a Park built is expensive and can become a headache, but if you have one now, you know it was all worth it. After checking in with Ryan Nyquist (USA) and Kenneth Tencio (CRC), we now move over to the other side of the planet where Rim Nakamura has his own park set up in Kyoto, Japan.
Name of Park: 10cio park Operator: Junior Araya Location: Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
What made you decide to build your own park? Kenneth Tencio: I will say it is not just one thing that made me take the decision, but in Costa Rica also in all Central America is the only wood park, and also covered and with real transitions, I just to travel for ride park and most of the time at home just to ride street, dirt or some concrete little parks around, so it really was something we need a long time ago, not only me but the whole Bmx scene here.
Name Park: Boostyard v3 Operator: Ryan Nyquist Location: Wilmington, NC USA
What made you decide to build your own park in the backyard? Ryan Nyquist: Once The Unit was shut down and dismantled, I knew I needed something to keep me fresh on my bike and sane. The local parks are super fun but lacked certain ramps and obstacles that I really enjoyed. So I decided to treat myself and make something I knew I would enjoy.
How does it compare to The Unit? Ryan Nyquist: It's way smaller and simpler, but has everything I need to keep a smile on my face. Basically just big ramps that I can ride at speed and do fun tricks on.
Did you use wood from The Unit or did you have to buy everything new? Ryan Nyquist: I bought everything new. The wood from The Unit was untreated and wouldn’t last long
New workshop offered by the folks at Area51 skatepark in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Read down here what they've come up with: Do you want to keep grinding, flipping and riding while we are closed? Come to our Closing Day event and build you own mini park!
Join our workshop on ?????? ????? ??? and learn how to build 3 obstacles: kicker, bank and grindbox in only 2 hours! The cost of 20€ includes all materials and the option to drop off the obstacles at your home if you live within 5 km radius around Eindhoven.
We have created The Trail Collective Trail Design Tool to engage clients and community to express their ideas, desires and share designs in order to get the best from preliminary discussions, pre-design works shops and the engagement process.
I am a filmmaker with a passion for BMXing and seeing the World. Since 2015 I wanted to create my own film capturing BMX in new and exciting places. However, work tended to get in the way so for 2 years the film was just a pipe dream.
Random story: I actually drove by this place a few times in the last few months and it was super confusing to me. It looked like a BMX track, but it was obviously not finished and I couldn't really get a good look at it. Little did I know that it was an in-progress bike park that was free and open to the public.
Since 2011 the Olympia-World-Skatehall is one of the most important indoor places for skaters and BMXers in Austria, also from southern Germany one finds the way again and again. A 2,000 m2 heated Indoorspot, which is very rare. Over the years you have seen a lot here. Jams, team trips, various contests and momentous party's. After the first talks between the Olympia-World Innsbruck and the Schneestern GmbH the common goal was quickly formulated: not to break with this tradition and to transport the pearl in Tyrol safely to the next level. Because many thousands of happy visitors can not be wrong and have earned a good equipment.
The park got an update that makes every state capital jealous. Scribble, planning, realistic planning,
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Rom Skatepark, granted heritage status in 2014, has after forty one years of ceaseless operation, closed it’s doors as of the 1st September 2019. With the loss of all the indoor facilities at a devastating fire last summer, (which had a major impact on the parks’ revenue over the past twelve months) and despite receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to promote the park in 2018, over the last year the park has faced an unprecedented increase in insurance costs, ridiculously high business rates (compared to similar venues) and probably the worst summer in terms of attendance figures for years.
As such the park is no longer able to remain open for the foreseeable future.