Skateboarding has come a long way since its early days as a niche hobby. Today, skateboarding is a globally recognized sport, and cities around the world are investing in skateparks to provide safe and accessible spaces for skaters to hone their skills. One of the latest additions to the skateboarding community is the HamburgWilhelmsburg Skatepark Germany, which is located in the new international garden show and is open from April 26th until October 13th of this year.
Being one of the largest concrete parks in all of Germany, it was built by Hamburg’s Minus Ramps team mixing street plaza elements with a lot of flow which continues into a snake run and bowl area with pool coping. The park covers an area of over 1,500 square meters and offers a variety of features for skaters of all levels, from beginners to pros. One of the most striking features of the park is its unique design.
The street section of the park is perfect for skaters who prefer to focus on technical tricks and street-style skating. This section features an array of obstacles, such as stairs, rails, and ledges skaters can use to showcase their skills. The park also has a bowl section that is perfect for carving, grinding, and getting air. The bowl is designed to simulate the experience of skating in a swimming pool and features a variety of transitions and corners that skaters can use to create their own lines.
A popular feature of the Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg skatepark is the mini ramp. This small, curved ramp is perfect for skaters who are looking to work on their transition skills. The ramp section is also a great place for beginners to get a feel for skating transitions and learn the basics of carving and pumping.
Here’s a video of the skate park from Bernard Lorenz who visited back in 2014:
The Hamburg Wilhelmsburg skatepark Germany is more than just a space for skaters to practice their tricks. It’s also designed to be a hub for the local community, where people can come together to enjoy the outdoors and engage in physical activity. The park is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their age or skill level. It’s a place where families can spend time together, and where young people can gather to socialize and connect with their peers.
The opening of the Hamburg Wilhelmsburg Skatepark Germany is a testament to the growing popularity of skateboarding in the country. In recent years, skateboarding has gained a mainstream following, and more and more cities are investing in skateparks to meet the demand. The Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg skatepark is just one example of this trend, and it’s a positive sign for the future of the sport in Germany.
Skateboarding is not just a sport, but also a lifestyle. Skaters around the world share a passion for the sport and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a skateboard. The Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg skatepark is a place where this passion can be nurtured and celebrated. It’s a space where skaters can come together to share their love of the sport and support each other in their pursuit of excellence.
If you’re on the lookout for more great places to skate and are thinking of heading stateside, check out the Potrero del Sol skatepark in San Francisco.
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