Located in New York City's Lower East Side under the Manhattan Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark (aka L.E.S. Skatepark) is one of the most heavily trafficked skateparks in the five boroughs. While popular among skateboarders, this park was too neglected to serve anyone else's needs.
In summer 2012, we gave the skatepark a major facelift. Through a Nike GAMECHANGERS grant, we worked with community skate advocate Steve Rodriguez (5boro Skateboards), California Skateparks, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, stakeholders, and community members on a design that has revamped and reramped the existing facility. New dog runs and community areas will soon be enhancing this public space.
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