Paines Park Skatepark - Philadelphia Pennsylvania

 
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Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline
Paines Park Skatepark - Photo by Grindline

General Information

Skatepark Name
Paines Park Skatepark
Opening Date
May 22, 2013
Open / Closed
  • Open
Lights
Yes
Free or Pay
Free
Inside or Outside
Outdoors
Are Pads Required?
No
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
No

Construction Info

Designer
Builder

Location

Address
Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Dr.
Latitude
39.96
Longitude
-75.18
City
Philadelphia

Contacts

Managment
  • City

Map

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User reviews

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Overall rating
 
3.0
Street Rating
 
4.0
Tranny Rating
 
2.0
Overall Rating
 
3.0
Fun plaza-style skatepark with a wide variety of street obstacles, some with rather odd placements. A few transition pieces including a granite extension on one but nothing over 6 feet. Also the transition has either no coping (just concrete) or a thin metal plating where the coping would be. It's right next to the art museum (with the Rocky steps) in the city center and definitely worth a look if your spending some time in the city.
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Overall rating
 
2.0
Street Rating
 
2.0
Tranny Rating
 
2.0
Overall Rating
 
2.0
For what this place cost and you would expect something much better. A street plaza with a pretty bad layout, some head scratchers, and it all kinda flows downhill to a bike path. Almost all the transition is at the top of the park, facing uphill, and none of it has coping. They decided to put decorative brick strips across the park that have BIG caulk filled gaps on either side. Alot of these go right through the end of a ledge. 75% of the tranny has that mock brick texture, with smooth concrete strips every 10'. I don't know about you, but brick isn't on my list of things i think is really fun to skate. Maybe in a small section here or there but overall i don't dig it. Weird "art" pyramids with metal edges thrown in the middle, that are skateable(??) There are lots of buttery granite ledges, stairs, and high rails. The big quarter at the top of the park with granite top is a cool feature except its directly across from a ledge and grass. Worth it if you are real into street, but not something i would really spend more than 20 minutes skating. Skate down the bike path to the right, under MLK, and see just how gnarly the granite pyramid street spot is in real life.
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Smaller park with alot of ledges and a little tranny. The place is tight and crowded on the weekends. watch out for the smaller groms on scooters and roller blades
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