Spring time is finally here. Now we will be able to do a lot more activities outside. We normally do the same thing, like we did last year but it is nice to change things up especially for skate boarders.
Always, doing the same tricks at the same park can get boring and tiresome over time. So, why not change things up, this year and go to Wilson State Park, it is located at 700 W Wilson Ave
(between Clarendon Ave & Marine Dr) Chicago, IL 60640. It is in the Uptown neighborhood. At this skate park you will be able to do those tricks that you have not been able to do for some time now or try out those new tricks that you just learned.
Here are some reviews about the skate park that was found on yelp:
“I was born and raised in Chicago. I’ve been skating for a solid 26 years. Knowing what we as kids went through to get skateboarding accepted in this city, I can honestly say this place has real roots. We never had a skate park anywhere near us, and now we have a great spot with great transition and great people.” Tom T.
“Ramps, steps, obstacles, bowls and pools. They’re all available at the Wilson Skate Park.
I find this place truly amazing. The precipitous drop into the pools is frightening, but the kids here take it on like it’s nothing.
What’s really kind of cool about this place is that it is usually very quiet. Almost no one says a word. They don’t have to, their stunts speak for them. There’s also a certain amount of bravado involved.
The majority of the people who frequent Wilson Skate Park are boys in their early-mid teens, but I’ve seen some older folks (like me) there too. Most are skateboarders, but you’ll find BMXers doing there thing here too.
Even if you’re not a skateboarder, it’s really fun to just watch these guys take the turns, grinding the lip of a bowl or jumping on to rail.” Eliezer A.
“I can’t skate to save my life but just watching is awesome. I’m surprised there aren’t more of these extremely beautiful concrete bastions around town. The concrete is perfectly smooth and the lip of the pools is molded metal that prevents the edge from chipping. And the skaters thrash it all day here. It’s an amazing thing to behold.
Just make sure you know the lingo and when to ensure your kid wears a helmet! Is he or she yammering about “dropping into a bowl” the first time? For Pete’s sake they should wear a helmet! And hand guards! Even Tony Hawk always has his main gear on. He’s the best role model out there. I’m not saying your kids should look like they’re wearing a space suit. But only the experienced skaters wear less safety gear.
Skating still gets a bad rap. It’s a great way to blow off steam, socialize, and it’s good exercise. You can tell how much energy and focus it takes when you’re less than ten feet away. And if your teenager never evinces charisma about anything other than video games and cutting class, you should be ecstatic if they pick up skating. It’s really cool being at the Wilson pools and watching the magic.” Jason L.