Spectators sat on the sunny side of the hill as skaters cruised around the park hitting ramps and practicing rail slides. House beats filled the air while a dance circle formed and one by one local youths sauntered into the middle to show off their moves. Fresh paint faintly graced the senses as walls were white washed and new creations began to form including a starry night on the beach, a goose laying a heart with wings, and my favorite, a beautiful day of the dead woman between the words “Soul Society” tucked into an alcove. Paints, brushes, palates and a large wooden canvas were set up at the entrance for all to explore and express their inner artist and add to the day’s creations.
sPACYcLOUd and Skate Girls Tribe (SGT) provided equipment and skate decks to local youths, who customized their boards using spray paint (while wearing awesome gas masks!), stencils, brushes, and their own creative minds. The DC Roller Girls brought another skating element to the park and raised awareness for their upcoming events. Our sponsors, Churchill MFG, Roll Skate Shop, were instrumental in making this day a success and we thank them dearly.