Category: Articles

Burnside's Turning 20

Posted: October 29, 2010

There's a birthday party for Burnside on Halloween every year. But in 2010, being that the "Granddaddy of DIY parks" is turning 20, a huge celebration is in order. Starting last weekend, local skater/artists showed up to support the party by painting murals on the park with a carnival theme that's more than fitting for this piece of skate history. There's also a new bowl just behind the elbow wall, and a cinder block wall went up Monday morning. The fill was thrown in and forms were cut, and by Wednesday a couple cement trucks had shown up for the pour.  There are many hands in the concrete—mostly those of the park's OGs like Sage Bolyard, Mark Scott, and Li'l John—but plenty of others, too. The painting's been led by graffiti artist Jay Meer.  

Thanx to the homies who are donating money, time, and artwork, and to the establishments who helped out with art shows to raise loot for this special occasion. Happy birthday, Burnside. Here's to a great 20, with many more to come! —Pod

_POD9001


_POD9014

_POD9006

IMG_1442

IMG_1440

IMG_1438

IMG_1435

20yr_B-side
Last modified on Friday, 29 October 2010 14:08
Dirty Fences Tour Europe Apr 25
"Propeller" Premiere SF,CA May 01
Skate For A Cause Lake Forest,CA May 02
5.9 Death Blow Out Providence, RI May 09
740TH1213PC1.jpgIn This Issue
Jack Fardell takes the May 2015 front with a 50-50 down a Holy Grail of an SF rail. Gilbert Crockett sits down and talks Mother; Spanky walks us through his pro-to-flow-to-pro journey; Brixton navigates the language barrier in Puerto Rico; Chris Pfanner gets grilled; Indy gets high on the 5, sparking the Northwest; Anti Hero goes the road less traveled and journeys to Israel and Cliché gets down and dirty working on their Gypsy Life video.
Add this one to your collection.