Gentilly skatepark set to begin construction in July

Hilton Guidry

Hilton Guidry

What started out as a makeshift park by local skateboarders is now on the fast track to becoming a public skatepark in the New Orleans Gentilly area. The city donated $150,000 in ramps and an additional $60,000 in donations came from the Tulane City Center. Construction at the Parisite Skate Park is set to begin in July and should be finished later this year.

Below are a few pictures of what is currently in place at the skatepark that is located under Interstate 610 at Paris Avenue:

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Photos courtesy of louisianaconcreteskateparks.com

And here is an artist rendering of what is being planned by the the City Planning Commission:

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