I had the pleasure of heading out to the New West Skate Park a couple of weeks ago to snap some photos of the locals doing their thing all in support of the eventual building of a new skate park.
You see, the old skatepark in New West at Mercer Stadium is going to be demolished. Sad, yes. But fear not! The city of New Westminster is going to building either a new skatepark, or a bunch of smaller skate spots, whichever the consensus dictates. Either way, the result will be super cool, and benefit the local skateboarder population.
I'll still be sad to see the old skatepark go though. It's a real throwback to the old school, flown, stylish, not so technical, style of the time that the park was built in the late 1970's, early 1980's.
After shooting this contest, and seeing the beauty of the old skatepark, I am taking on a new project. To travel around the lower mainland and capture some photos of the older skateparks that still remain. Watch this space for more.
In the mean time, check out some of the photos from the contest in the gallery.