July 12, 2011
|WHAT:||Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and the District 7 Council Office will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Phoenix’s first skate plaza in Laveen, located at Cesar Chavez Park.
Last year, the Rob Dyrdek Foundation donated $50,000 for the design and construction of the park. Designed by California Skateparks, a world-renowned skate park design firm, the new skate plaza has many skateable elements typically found in an urban environment. At more than 10,000 square feet of skateable terrain, the design consists of a network of five intersecting pathways that stretch through the park's landscape and spread out over almost an acre of land.
The skate spot was heavily influenced by modern Arizona architecture and themed around the 2010 Arizona Street League event. It incorporates elements and details from last year’s design, including repurposed features like the floating hubba ledges and the bench with flat bar.
|WHO:||Mayor Phil Gordon
District 7 Council Office
Rob Dyrdek, professional skateboarder and founder of the Rob - Dyrdek Foundation
Delia Ortega-Nowakowski, member, Phoenix Park and Recreation Board
Professional skateboarders from Rob Dyrdek’s Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy
|WHEN:||10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13|
|WHERE:||Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Ave. (just west of 35th Avenue and south of Baseline Road). The skate plaza is directly south of the Cesar Chavez Library.|
|Stephanie Ribodal Romero