Mercer University | April 29, 2017
Thanks to recent SPLOST funding, Macon has been able to build a new outdoor skatepark in Central City Park. It appears that the new park has been well received, as it has been full of skaters every time I've visited. Here's to it being popular for many years to come.
I'm not a part of the Macon skate community. In fact, other than a very brief stint with inline skating in middle school, I've never been into any aggressive sports. That being said, skate culture has always been tangentially attached to many things I've been involved with, whether it be music, cars, or photography. I also played an enormous amount of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, so I guess I sorta got a taste of it, but I won't pretend to be a contributor.
I did, however, want to preserve this place in photographs. I've been here several times, for concerts, and for photo practice; so I've seen it in action. I don't know if it is important to the community, or if it was just an old junky building, but it has history. The graffiti and sticker-bombed walls remind me of my youth, and maybe it'll do the same for someone else. Maybe someone learned to skate here, played their first show here, or maybe its meaningless and everyone is happy to see it go. Either way, its going away, so here's evidence that it existed.
December 11, 2016 | Mercer University