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Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund

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04/01/12 to 05/31/15
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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Paine's Park
Paine's Park

To help transform neighborhoods by turning blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks

Summary: To help create a sense of place, the Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund will turn several West Philadelphia blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks. Guided by a recently completed Master Plan for Philadelphia Skateboarding, and in partnership with the city, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Mural Arts Program and Recycling Artists in Residency, the fund will work with local artists to design functional and artistic obstacles, as well as way-finding markers that blaze a trail through the cityscape. Leveraging the artistic and design skills intrinsic to the skateboarding community, the fund will seek to create a skateable connection between neighborhoods.

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Claire Laver

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