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For Immediate Release | June 2012
“FDR SKATEPARK: A Visual History”
Over 130 images from more than 25 contributors spanning the park's 15+ year history and displayed in this photographic history of the world's largest D-I-Y skateboard park in the City of Philadelphia. Explore the dynamic story of a park that has been host to heroes, villains, triumph, and tragedy.
Atglen P.A. — FDR Skatepark began its life in 1996 with a few small obstacles built by the City of Philadelphia in an attempt to meet the needs of a growing community. In true D-I-Y fashion, local skaters soon gathered their resources and began the ongoing construction of a space of their own design. As the world’s largest D-I-Y skateboard park, today FDR is recognized throughout the world as a landmark in the skateboarding community. A photographic history of FDR, this book contains work from more than 25 contributors, from amateurs with disposable cameras to professional photographers. Side by side with the actual skateboarding are photos of wildfires, box cutter wounds, riot police, and drunks shooting sewer rats. Complete with oral histories gathered from park locals, this one-of-a-kind record documents the legend and landscape of the past fifteen years under the bridge.
This book was compiled and created by Phil Jackson, Scott Kmiec, and, Nicholas Orso, long-time supporters and skaters of FDR Skatepark.
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Size: 11 x 8 1/2
Illustrations: 138 b/w & color photos
Page Count: 176
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