The Renovation of Rhodes Skate Park
Rhodes Park sits in an area that makes it difficult to remember serene nature-scapes. Roads wrap around this small park, which may sound uncomfortable and constricting. Yet, Rhodes Park becomes a unique sanctuary for the wild and free ideas of nature. The soaring essence of a kickflip, the cat-like pounce of a turn vault, skateboarding, parkour and other urban sports remind us we are still wild and are very much alive. Our intent was to create artwork that would help give the visitor a sense of place—blurring the lines between urban and the wild aspects of nature. Reminding us the importance of entertaining our more natural selves while being encapsulated in an urban environment.