Sulvilahti DIY

Constructing of the Suvilahti DIY skatepark started in spring 2011 when the Finnish Skateboard Association rented 900m2 of empty property from the city of Helsinki. A group of local skaters got together and started raising money from the private sector to build a kind of concrete skatepark that didn’t yet exist in Finland.

By the end of 2013, the park has grown massively and a group of these local skaters have started a skatepark design and construction company called Concrete Proof and finished several other concrete skateparks in Finland.The park has formed to the shape it is today during the past 6 years, but it’s not yet finished. Although the park is under a threat of being demolished because of new houses being built around it, the hype is still there and the Finnish skateboarding association had set up a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to continue building the park. The latest project is building a concrete pool and finish other aspects of the park to make it even better and more versatile park for all skaters.

Everything is possible. Do It Yourself.

Head over to Confusion magazine to read more about the park and its history.

Preparation for the Hellride contest last year. ©Sulvilahti DIY

The pool is getting finished. ©Sulvilahti DIY

Set in Stone – Helsinki a Skateboarding video by kingpin

 


related links:

Confusion article on Sulvilahti DIY

EASA 2012 WASTELANDS / DYI CONCRETE WORKSHOP / JANNE SAARIO

interview with Tero Pikkarainen about the Suvilahti DIY – FINLAND

THE INCREDIBLE FINNISH SKATEBOARDING SCENE

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