A good friend of mine named Billa Camp told me that a Skate Park was opening up this weekend in the South Loop. Billa’s vocals and production are featured in the new video game Watch Dogs and on ABC’s primetime television show Black Box (Episode 2 -Sweet Little Lies). He’s also been in Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick Push” video. Through skateboarding, Billa Camp has performed almost everywhere in Chicago.
Turns out, the new addition to Grant Park is a crowdsourced skate park located at the former site of the Central Station in the South Loop community area.. Bob O'Neil, President of the Grant Park Advisory Council and Conservancy led the charge to bring this outlet to his community. He received support from a community of city bikers and skaters, which informed the design of the park. Uriya, the owner of Uprise Skate Shop played a big part in this event as well.
I'll be back soon South Loop! I haven't forgot about all of the restaurants I frequently eat at like Flavor 180. Today was about Skateboarding though. It's awesome that Chicago put a skate park downtown!