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Re: “UPDATED: Downtown skatepark gets $2 million

Wow! "taxed enough already" is a clueless d bag.I propose the city buy a charter boat and ship him back to the past where he belongs.

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Posted by Doogie Diggler on April 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Local skatepark gets demolished

Greg, your inside info. is very much appreciated! Many skaters are aware of the"Pour it now" project and are hopeful it will become a reality.I've even donated my time and efforts to this worthy cause and back it 100%. There's nothing wrong with having more than one decent skate park in Charleston.My point is, we could have one even sooner if we could cut through some unnecessary red tape.Not only that,but ,like i said before, it wouldn't cost a penny!No hired help(all volunteered ,experienced builders and designers),and no cost for materials(all donated),which is exactly how the Wasteland was built! the only thing we need from the city or county is a small plot of unused(and even unusable for anything other than)land as small as a tennis court.That's it,and there's plenty of that around downtown.It could be under any of the many bridges or the industrial area known as the neck.We are not picky. There have been many D.I.Y. skate parks built all over the country and even the world.Some were built with permission and some without .For instance, Burnside Skatepark in Portland Oregon was built without permission under a bridge.The city saw their efforts and decided to donate the land and let the skaters govern themselves.That was over 15 years ago and it's still going strong.In fact, it's the most popular skate park in the world because of it's humble beginnings.The skaters who built it are credited for creating this huge boom in concrete skate parks around the world(except for Charleston) in the last decade.Three of the key builders of burnside went on to each starting their own skate park construction company.Grindline,Dreamland,and Airspeed.Chances are,one of those companys will get the bid for the "pour it now"project. Any way, there are many parks that followed Burnside's path and are usually some of the funnest and most well known.Charleston could be next if we are just given the chance!

Posted by Doogie Diggler on February 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Local skatepark gets demolished

My mistake, that article was posted by Chrishaire ,not K.E.. (but thanks to K.E. for her support!).

Posted by Doogie Diggler on February 13, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Local skatepark gets demolished

I just read the article that K.E. posted about the magnolia development project. That was 2006 and it's now 2010 and still a wasteland!I thought it was funny that they said once the gated communities are built there would need to be plans for parks with soccer fields and baseball diamonds.Of course there was no mention of a SKATE PARK! If there was a decent skate park there,or anywhere in the future, i bet it would be used by twice the amount of skaters in one day than the other sport facilities would be used by other athletes in one week.Easily! Probably would be twice as cheap to build and maintain as well. Just noticed that the person who wrote that article left a post on this column saying that it could be 20 to 30 years before anything happened to that land.What a waste! At least we were doing something productive and positive with it.

Posted by Doogie Diggler on February 13, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Local skatepark gets demolished

Great article, A+!!!! The city officials need to open their eyes and help these skaters out!Sounds to me like all they need is a little unused land and the rest they can do themselves.No funds are needed. The skaters no what they want and they Know how to build it.I don't think liability should be an issue, because it's no different than a tennis court,baseball field,basketball court,ext.. Skate at your own risk! The only difference it would have is that a skater built skatepark would be used all the time.Rather than another empty sport facility.Skateboarding isn't going away,so you might as well help them create a place that will make them happy.Otherwise, they will have no choice but to skate on other peoples property.Get with it Charleston! ,Jon Horne

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Posted by Doogie Diggler on February 11, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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