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Schuylkill River Skatepark Project
Description

The Schuylkill River Skatepark project represents a new way of thinking about the relationship of public space to skateboarding. The project is located in downtown Philadelphia, at the terminus of the Ben Franklin Parkway. It is just steps from the Philadelphia Art Museum and other arts and cultural institutions on the parkway. It is a fitting design for a city whose most famous skate spot, Love Park, changed the history of skateboarding in urban environments. The two-acre project is designed to improve pedestrian connections to the river's edge and offer spaces for people using the trail to meet.



Goal

Create a vibrant, multi-use public recreational space