i'm sorry to say Interskate has gone to complete shit. the city gave up on trying to keep
the bikers out - ghetto kids kept cutting holes in the chain link fence... so they now
"allow" bikes in. the problem is, the kids who ride bikes in our town don't give a hoot
about upkeep of the ramps or trash or the ramps themselves.. they constantly move the
ramps around and the bank ramps have been removed by the city because of structural
damage. all but one of the ramps are now missing the metal at the bottom of the
transition.. the bikes don't care because they can roll over the bump but it'll catch
skateboard wheels easily. the funbox is now missing the vertical wall - kids ripped it
out. the top of the box is caving in due to two million fly outs and hard landings from
kids on bikes. the mini ramp has developed a lot of holes in the riding surface and the
decks are chewed to shit from bike pegs. the only thing really worth hitting anymore is
the wading pool (ie: the "bowl") - the bikes can't do much to it besides bad graffiti and
tags.. they do manage to track a lot of dirt in there from riding through mud puddles
immediately before entering the park..
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I thought you should update your site perchance
someone from out of town was planning a roadtrip. much better to just head to columbus
(an hour west) to hit the new Powell or Westerville skateparks (outdoor, cement, free) or
south an hour or so to hit Athens in all it's gnarly glory.
This park is fun as hell. The main feature is the 4' deep square concrete bowl that they've got sunken into the blacktop surface. It's fun, but not as fun as it should be. There is no coping, then transition is a bit too mellow, and the corners are almost impossible to carve. If you like to do fly-outs, this bowl kicks ass. If you wanna carve and grind...it's so-so. However, the park does have one of the best mini-ramps I've ever skated. Calling it 4' high might be a bit of a stretch, but that's what I'm going to say. It's skatelite, and fast as all hell, plus the surface is black, so if it rains, wait ten minutes for the sun to come out, and the session is back on. There are also many "street" ramps at the park. Quarterpipes and bank ramps and a nice pyramid/funbox ramp in the center of the park. It's all skatelite and black, so the drying factor applies to them as well. The locals are down to skate with anyone, and they rip the place to shit. ! I myself have made many drives there to skate it, and I recommend you do the same.