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Henry frontside airs the stage on a real skateboards deck

DIY Pioneers specializing in all aspects of skatepark design and execution

2024 QUEEN OF THE PARK SKATE CONTEST
2024 QUEEN OF THE PARK SKATE CONTEST
When
Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where
FDR SKATEPARK,
Broad Street &, Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

20 volunteers gather around the new pour of the killar pillar

Volunteer Construction

Work alongside other individuals who are eager to learn or share new skills and structural building techniques. Realize that your hard work is directly impacting the skateboarding and local community.

Grayson Fletcher one foot tail grab on an FDR deck

Annual Competitions

Giving our local community a chance to showcase their talents on the skate terrain we build is extremely gratifying.

Toys for tots drive hosted by the Marine corp at FDR Skatepark

Annual Events

Toys for Tots and a Fourth of July party are just a few of our annual fundraisers at FDR Skatepark.  

large crowd at rip ride rally sept 10th 2022

Mega Events

FDR has hosted large skateboarding events sponsored by Subaru, Yamaha, Independent trucks, and Creature.  Some include 2022 Rip Ride Rally and 2005 Gravity games (televised pro skateboarder competition)

5 volunteers finishing concrete in the deep end of the capsule bowl

We Take Pride in Our Numbers

35

Years of Experience

200k

Monetary donations

800

Yards of concrete poured

1000's

Volunteers World Wide

27.5

Number of wheelbarrows broken

Our Partners

True East Brand
Real Skateboards
Independent Trucks
Nike Skateboarding
Santa Cruz
time magazine logo

Jeffery Ladd- writer for Time magazine

"They are locations taken over, cleaned of garbage and given a makeover that can be as simple as a few humps of debris paved over with inexpensive cement mix, or as complex and sprawling as Philly’s FDR park, which covers hundreds of square yards" 

Larry Baumhor- Punk Rock journalist

"This was not a park. This was a museum! I felt alive, an elation, an aesthetic of breathtaking beauty. I was stopped in my tracks. I didn’t know what to soak in; the words, the art, the skateboarders zooming by flying in the air like acrobats. Simply put, I was awe-struck."
Sebo Walker Artwork

Sebo Walker- professional skateboarder & artist

"Philadelphia's FDR Skatepark has long been heralded as one of the best DIY parks on Earth, and rightly so."
Thrasher Magazine cover in the peanut bowl
Mikey Biggs airing over the spine of the mini ramp
Thrasher Magazine cover at FDR Skatepark

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