Construction is about to set in that will destroy Love Park as we know it. But there’s also some good news…
With the end of Love Park, the iconic Philadelphia spot, approaching, the city’s mayor has declared the spot legal to skate for the next five days.
In an Instagram post, Jim Kenney, the mayor of Philadelphia, wrote that skaters would be able to session the park without hassle until February 15, when it officially closes for $16.5 million worth of renovations.
The city also plans to “honor this site’s history” by donating the granite from Love to the Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, which means you might find it at a Philly-area park one day.
While it’s cool that the plaza will be skateable for the next five days, Philadelphia skaters-who in recent weeks have dodged overzealous police and even shoveled the spot out to skate Love before its facelift begins-might find the move insulting.
We will keep you updated.
(Credit to The Ride Channel for the breaking news)
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