D.I.Y. Skate-park for Tupelo, MS

We want to develop this project so that we can provide Tupelo's growing skateboarding community with another place to congregate or enjoy new skateboarding scenery. This also is a great time for this sort of project since social distancing is in order. Skaters who'd like to practice more serious distancing measures would have the option to skate at this new spot as opposed to the already existing public skate-park in Tupelo.

There's also word on the street that Tupelo's public skate-park could be undergoing renovations in the near-future. During that process, we can expect the public skate-park to be closed for an indefinite amount of time. This spot would allow skaters to continue practicing during that period of time.

A D.I.Y. skate-park also adds a unique element to the city of Tupelo, especially for any skateboarding enthusiast that may travel through the city of Tupelo or nearby. 

We plan to use the funds to buy clean up materials and building supplies.
The spot is currently overgrown with foliage; however, we have already began making process by cleaning out nearly half of the plant growth. There are also large portions on the surface where the top layer of concrete has chipped away and will need concrete filling.  We also plan to fill all the large cracks with Bondo to provide a smoother skating experience.

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Pictured below is a photo-shopped image of what we would like the surface of the spot to look like in the near-future.  Above is the spot's surface in it's current state.

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As shown in the image below, we've already begun building with these two ledges. 

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We plan to build many different obstacles across the entire slab. We hope to eventually build a solid transition area at the spot, but are beginning with the street section. In this section, we hope to build a china gap, place flatbars(grinding rails), build a quarter pipe at the end of the park, and possibly a bank at the other end.  We've began drawing up ideas for our next obstacles and even modeled them in 3D design software. We do this to give ourselves and the donors a more clear view of what is to come and receive feedback on what does or doesn't seem cool. This will be a developing project and we will continue posting concepts as we design them.

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-China gap (possibly next development)

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-Bank

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-Entire spot

We are expecting this to be a long term project and just want to get the ball rolling with this campaign. We've already began construction and will continue to do so. However, concrete is not cheap. We're working with a small team and can only afford what we're willing to take out of our own pockets. Donations would mean progress could speed up and the skaters of Tupelo could have a new D.I.Y. skate-park in a matter of months. If we met our donation goal, we would be able to build the obstacles pictured in the 3D model within 30 days

With all that said, we'd like to say that we love the fact that the Tupelo skateboarding community is growing. It's amazing to see such a diverse group of people bonding over something they love.

My friends and I working on this project have been skateboarding in Tupelo since we were kids. It's how we all met actually. Before us, there were more generations of skateboarders who met in Tupelo. As we've gotten older, we've taken notice to younger generations of skateboarders in Tupelo. Which is why building this spot means to so much to me and my friends. It feels like we're contributing a landmark to the newer generations of Tupelo skateboarders and any donations would be doing the same thing.

If you'd like to get into contact with us directly. You could shoot us a DM @hobosledge on instagram!

Donations

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  • Alison McClellan 
    • $20 
    • 13 d
  • Joshua Carroll 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Douglas Cosby 
    • $22 
    • 1 mo
  • Justin L King  
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Luke Huddleston 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
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Tupelo D.I.Y. Skatepark 
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Tupelo, MS
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