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Paine's Park Breaks Ground Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is the groundbreaking, at long last, for Paine's Park, the multifaceted skatepark plaza near the Art Museum. The park project is the result of a remarkable collaboration between the grassroots skating community and the highest levels of city government (and everyone in between), demonstrating that skateboarding issues don't have to be governed by an us-vs.-them dynamic. While the park, designed by Anthony Bracali and Brian Nugent, won't be only for skating, skateboarders will take priority. It's hard to imagine—sitting outdoors at a public space, watching skaters do their thing, and not anticipating the arrival of the cops to kick them out.

WHEN:
Friday, October 12, 2012
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Paine's Park, on Schuylkill Banks
Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

WHO:
Claire Laver, Executive Director, Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund
Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, Philadelphia Parks and Rec. Department
State Senator Larry Farnese
State Representative Babette Josephs
Paine's Park Design Architect, Anthony Bracali, Friday Architects/Planners
Josh Nims, FPSF Founder
Mitchell Bormack, FPSF Board President (and select Board members)
Skateboarding enthusiasts

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