Roslyn Skatepark coverage on NBC

Picture 4Thanks to Sabotage Online for post­ing up and send­ing this seg­ment that NBC did on the Patrick Kerr Skatepark in Abington/​Roslyn.

I only wish they would touch on the fact that the park has lim­ited hours that are very incon­sis­tent and there­fore only makes the skate park a safe haven for skate­board­ers to stay off the streets when there is some­one staffed to mon­i­tor the park. The park is fenced in while adja­cent to a wide open, unsu­per­vised bas­ket­ball court and soc­cer field.

29 thoughts on “Roslyn Skatepark coverage on NBC

  1. I saw this on the news last night. They did a good job talk­ing about the pos­i­tive side of the park and giv­ing the Kerr fam­ily a chance to say some­thing spe­cial about Patrick. Great work Liz, Pat, TZ, Final Boarding and any­one else who really made that park hap­pen. It’s totally worth going up and wear­ing a hel­met to skate.

  2. You bring up the same view that I argue about the hours. If the park isn’t open all of the time or at least nor­mal times ( morn­ing till 8 or 9 with lights)how will it be effec­tive in keep­ing peo­ple away from the places that the town­ship does not want peo­ple to skate?

  3. Its really sad that Pennsylvania is known for its POOR skatepark designs, lay­outs and SLIPSHOD construction.

  4. True Dat!
    I over­heard Omar Hassan at FDR Gravity Gaymes O5’ say– “Worst skatepark ever!“
    then pro­ceed to win the con­test! Ha

  5. ker­mit, scumi, and lon­nie–
    first, grow some balls and fig­ure out how to skate that type of stuff. PAs got sick shit. move to jer­sey if you want to bitch about my states skateparks. sec­ond, although the guys amaz­ing, omar has­san is a bitch. The guy wont even skate con­tests if Benji Galloway enters cause he got ran into once by him.

  6. who gives a fuck if we have good or bad parks…we have parks, not into it, go some­where else…

  7. 1. All skateparks should be designed by some­one who can ollie.

    2. Make sure you can get a line to an obsta­cle and have room to ride away when you land.

  8. Park hours are con­sis­tent now. 11 Am till 7 PM every day. Just to clear that up. There was some con­fu­sion and very incon­sis­tent hours, but it’s all sorted out now and from my knowl­edge, all of the atten­dants are skaters. Yes, they have to go by town­ship rules, but it makes for a very relaxed ses­sion. Just remem­ber… no place for hate.

  9. The hours are screwy cuz, we gets more pussy than they do!
    And we have George Foreman grill Jr.s as well!!!

  10. My pussy hurts. I can’t skate a park that’s not a DC plaza. And if we had one of those, I’d bitch about that, too!

    Seriously, if you’re gonna talk shit about FDR, Roslyn, York, or POP’s, you might as well hang up your skate­board now. These are the same brats who are scared to push down the street, because it’s “just cruis­ing.” Do us a favor and quit skat­ing. It’s only gonna get gnarlier.

  11. When I grew up we didn’t have skate parks in almost every town­ship or bureau. Hell, nobody gave a shit. The few parks that did exist like Trashmore, read­ing, brick, and Cheapskates we needed some­one with a car to get us there. So instead we spent hours on the street. Listening to peo­ple bitch about whether or not a park is good is just a joke to us old heads. Also, any­one who would bitch about FDR obvi­ously don’t belong there, and should stay away.This new gen­er­a­tion of skaters are to damn spoiled. Yes, I miss the old days, and yes, I walked two miles in the snow to school with­out any shoes. So shut up, stop com­plain­ing about every lit­tle thing, and just skate.

    Gerald

  12. The down­side of “gnar” parks is that learn­ing new tricks is a bitch, early grabs and foot­plants to tail start pass­ing as legit tricks, and stinkbug front­sides are upper level shit.

    It gets embar­rass­ing when when you go out west and the Barneys have prop­erly boned airs and bs smiths on lock.

  13. I may or may not have a drink­ing prob­lem and I still think all of you are fuckin stu­pid. Fuck off and go skate.

  14. Cramit.… I want to see your park designs, as well as your final prod­uct. Im no pro­fes­sional mason or designer but i tried to hack it. you couldnt do any bet­ter than any of these parks.

  15. i memba like fiddy iight or sumpin, yerdalak waz der and iight like right weez rollin up, ste­vie hard­flip right like iight u aint hard­flipp no moe foeshoo naa mean. Rolled out with a smille and halla atcha keedz and always wrap ya D. Shout out ta my BBall hom­mies and my white nigga Old Greg

  16. park is awsome

    quit cryin
    the park is there for patrick
    it kinda sucks that peo­ple get bummed
    i gotta wear a hel­met
    weird hours
    what­ever stuff
    bot­tom line
    shut up and skate

  17. Stamos said:
    skat­ings way more fun once you real­ize you suck.

    truer words have never been spoken

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