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25 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments

After collectively gathering input from the skate community over the last four months, through two public meetings and several online forums, Grindline Skateparks is making the final tweaks and adjustments to the design and should be finished by the end of December.

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation, Inc
Photo by Brett Dunlap

18 Nov 2010 | Leave A Comment

Our one week online review period is over as of Wednesday and now Micah Shapiro of Grindline Skateparks is planning to return to Parkersburg next Tuesday, November 23rd, this time at the City Building downtown at 6:00pm to present an updated draft of the design. Hope to see you there.

16 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments

Apparently local news anchor Todd Baucher has been out living a double life as a pro skate boarder shredding it up on the pro circuit. What do you think?

13 Nov 2010 | One Comment

“This raw look at young Afghan ‘boarders illustrates the daily struggle to survive in one of the most-violent and poorest places on Earth, and how skateboarding is helping them rise above it all.”

I read so many complaints in the comments sections on local websites about the skate park, always implying that Parkersburg is such a poor and desperate city we can’t afford to spend money on anything that isn’t a 100% necessity for survival….. unless it is to fix pot holes, fixing pot holes is very important to people in Parkersburg. But as demonstrated in this short film, sometimes survival is more about something on the inside than something on the outside, and sometimes trivial things like skate boarding can do more for survival than anything else.

9 Nov 2010 | 97 Comments

What everyone has nervously been waiting for is here. When you click on each image a larger detailed version will appear so you can really get a good look at it. Like before, we encourage everyone to leave any feedback or ideas you have. Grindline is suppose to be keeping an eye on the comments section for this post, so here is your chance to have your thoughts heard.

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

The Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation - First Drafts of The Skate Plaza

9 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments

Better late than never. Here is Casey Hardman’s edit of our skate comp and concert back in August.