A very cool thing happened in Detroit yesterday.
Wayfinding Skatepark made its downtown debut, it was pandemonium in all the best ways.
Tony Hawk was there. Cute skaters were everywhere. Library Street Collective, Bedrock and Cranbrook had people on site. Kids from Detroit Public School’s Summer in the City and another group of skater kids were in the mix. Plus media, a few QL employees and a skateboarding dog.
The project is a collaboration between Tony Hawk, Ryan McGinness, Modern Skate and Surf, The Library Street Collective, Bedrock and Cranbrook Museum of Art.
I can’t say enough positive things about it!
Ryan McGinness’ urban artwork makes the space look like an alternative art installation. it’s worth checking out even if you’re not going to skate.
Tony Hawk’s involvement brings monumental recognition to Detroit in the skating community. Not to mention he’s universally beloved and seems like a great guy.
The park isn’t massive but it’s an exciting addition to downtown and will be used as an event space occasionally.
I can’t wait to see how Wayfinding is used as a performance venue. Library Street Collective knows how to throw a good party. One of my all time favorite events was the Shepard Fairey exhibition opening back in 2015.
Check out Wayfinding on the corner of Monroe and Farmer Street before it’s relocated to a new location in January when construction on Bedrock’s Monroe Block is expected to begin.