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PHOTOS: RVA’s first public skate park

Coming after years of contention, the City is set to publicly unveil a Richmond first.

Skating Carter Jones

Skating Carter Jones from Kontra on Vimeo. RVANews has a nice summary of the issues including some that I haven’t covered. Previous H&H Stories Skateboarding on Thin Ice with Neighbors in Fonticello City shutting down skatepark  City clarifi…

Explainer: Fonticello and the future of Richmond skateparks

There’s been some drama in one of the city’s parks for the last several months. Without even one skatepark in the city, skaters from all over the city have convened on Fonticello Park at a makeshift skating area. Some neighbors support them. Some don’t. What one local father and skater is doing to make a real skatepark happen, and how the city has responded thus far

City Parks clarifies position on skateboarding

Message from Director Richmond Parks and Recreation concerning the skating brouhaha. This message was posted on the Woodland Heights Yahoo Group: There is a lot of concern in the community about the removal of the skateboard ramps at Fonticello Playg…

City shutting down skatepark

Skate hard or go home…never mind just go home. Is the message the city delivered sometime yesterday to the skateboarders that had turned two tennis courts into an ad hoc skatepark. The tennis courts are located at Carter Jones/Fonticello Park on …

So close, yet so far: skate park remains a pipe dream despite having necessary funds

For decades, both skaters and non-skaters have wanted a free, public skatepark to accommodate Richmond’s skateboarders. When a park seems like a possibility, it seems something invariably happens to derail it. But for one city neighborhood, that possibility is very close to actually happening–they just need one person.