FDR Skatepark – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“FDR Skatepark began its life in 1996 with a few small obstacles built by the City of Philadelphia in an attempt to meet the needs of a growing community. In true D-I-Y fashion, local skaters soon gathered their resources and began the ongoing construction of a space of their own design. Today, FDR is recognized throughout the world as a landmark in the skateboarding community. It has been host to heroes, villains, triumph, and tragedy…”  – Josh Marcinizyn, excerpt from the intro to the book FDR SKATEPARK: A Visual History

FDR HATES YOU VOL. 2

Video / edit: Andrew Metzger / Gnarhammered

Metzger. King of the castle.

Andrew Metzger. King of the castle.

Metzger. On the other side of the video camera and editing booth. Photo: Josh Derr

Andrew Metzger. On the other side of the video camera and outside the editing booth. Photo: Josh Derr

FDR July 4th Party – TCD Photography

4th of July at FDR.

4th of July at FDR.

Preparing for the Roman Candle grind.

Preparing Greg Pachell’s board for the Roman Candle grind.

Greg Pachell. Roman Candle grind.  Photo: TCD Photography

Greg Pachell. Roman Candle grind. Photo: TCD Photography

Phil Jackson, Adam Benson and friends.

Phil Jackson, Adam Benson and friends. Playing with fire(works).

Flag ollie over the hip.

Flag ollie over the hip.

Phil Jackson.

Phil Jackson.

Zach Paup.

Zach Paup.

Steve Wells.

Steve Wells.

Want more video footage of FDR? FDR HATES YOU Vol. 1

If you want to buy the FDR SKATEPARK: A Visual History coffee table book, support your local bookstore and buy it there. If they don’t have it, ask them to order it from Schiffer Books. If that doesn’t work out, you can order it online here: FDR SKATEPARK: A Visual History book

www.facebook.com/fdrskateparkbook

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