Location

Macomb, IL

Park Name

Dudley Skatepark

Size

6,500 Sq. Ft.

Year Built

2012

    Dudley Skatepark

     

    For years, the Macomb Park District’s skatepark was an uninspiring collection of rotting wood ramps atop a flat concrete slab.  In 2012, the Park District approached us with the challenge of updating the skatepark to a modern concrete skate plaza. The location was to remain the same and the concrete slab was in solid condition, so we pursued an eco-friendly approach that recycled the majority of the slab.

    Giving the park new lines that a flat space couldn’t offer, we built-up a central elevation using structural foam and poured concrete.  We used a concrete gas saw to cut out sections of the slab where new skateable elements would be seamlessly integrated. Cantilevered sculptures balance opposite ends of the park, adding flow.