Watch: Detroit Gets A New Skate Park And A Visit From Tony Hawk


Detroit, MI was in the running to be the host city of the X-Games next year and, unfortunately, it didn’t end up being chosen … but there is a bit of good sports news to share out of Detroit Rock City. A new skateboard skate park has been built due to a generous grant funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation and last week, Hawk himself paid a visit to the skatepark in Hamtramck to christen the space in person. Click the embed above to watch a short video showcasing the Ride It Sculpture Park skatepark in Detroit and then click below to watch a video interview with Tony that was filmed last week.

I really wish I could’ve been in Detroit last week to see Tony Hawk in Detroit but, alas, I couldn’t swing it. I’m just so happy that such an investment was placed in the care of the people of Hamtramck. It’s things like this that work in concert to make Detroit a better place to live and I will forever love Tony Hawk for seeing the value in investing in Detroit. This skatepark looks amazing. Slowly but surely, Detroit will rise from the ashes again. It may take one skatepark (etc.) at a time but it’ll happen, you can count on it.