As the 10th largest municipality in Illinois, the Town of Cicero was due for a skatepark. More specifically, this Chicago suburb needed a concrete bowl to contrast from the street-focused skateparks in the area.
In August, our skilled team of concrete craftsmen completed construction ahead of schedule and within budget. Three bowls ranging from 3’-6’ form the heart of the skatepark, connected linearly with hips and waterfalls.
Word of the skatepark spread quickly among local skateboarders and within days, the skatepark was hailed as “just what the doctor ordered” for the Chicago-area skate scene.
A small street course complements the bowl area, providing features such as ledges, a sushi dish manual pad and a quarter-pipe.
We commissioned Chicago-based photographer Marfa Capodanno to capture up-and-coming skateboarders testing out the smooth concrete and flowing lines. Check out the video below for highlights from the session:
The skatepark is now open, located at 1634 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804.
We are confident this skatepark will offer a secure home to local youth itching to burn some energy, test their skills and find a community of like-minded friends.
On to the next one!
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