FDR skatepark – July 4th, 2017

“Tucked under I-95 in Philadelphia exists a small beacon of anarchy hidden from the public’s eye. Unregulated from the city, FDR developed through an emergence of like-minded skaters dedicated to building their own oasis. What you see today is the result of 21 years of spontaneous order in a free environment. Every year a new piece of the ever-expanding puzzle falls into place. On the 4th of July, we celebrate our small slice of freedom in the only way we know how — skateboarding, punk rock, beer, and more fireworks than you could ever ask for.”

To help ensure the continued existence of FDR, you can donate here: www.gofundme.com/fdrskatepark

Words by Andrew Metzger

Photography by Ryan Miller, Shawn Karagjozi and Zolidelphia

To support FDR go to: www.gofundme.com/fdrskatepark

Jordan Beverly. Invert. Photo: Ryan Miller

Jordan Beverly. Invert. Photo: Ryan Miller

Jordan Beverly. Backside tailslide. Photo: Ryan Miller

Jordan Beverly. Backside tailslide. Photo: Ryan Miller

Jordan Beverly. Backside air. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Backside air. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Dante Tonella. Slob plant. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Dante Tonella. Slob plant. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Sean Plundeke. Sal flip. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Sean Plundeke. Sal flip. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Mikey Leven. 5-0 to fakie. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Mikey Leven. 5-0 to fakie. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Air to fakie. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Air to fakie. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Smith. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Smith. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Jordan Beverly. Sweeper. Photo: Shawn Karagjozi

Gloria. Frontside grind. Photo: Zolidelphia

Gloria Haag. Frontside grind. Photo: Zolidelphia

Sean Plundeke. Airwalk. Photo: Zolidelphia

Sean Plundeke. Airwalk. Photo: Zolidelphia

Ryan Cardone. Frontside air. Photo: Zolidelphia

Ryan Cardone. Frontside air. Photo: Zolidelphia

Jordan Beverly, frontside smith on the stage to the tunes of McRad. Photo: Zolidelphia

Jordan Beverly, frontside smith on the stage to the tunes of McRad. Photo: Zolidelphia

Jordan Beverly, frontside smith on the stage as McRad performs. Photo: Zolidelphia

McRad. Photo: Zolidelphia

Henry Pham. Frontside air. Photo: Zolidelphia

Henry Pham. Frontside air. Photo: Zolidelphia

Elijah Myers. Ollie (sequence). Photo: Zolidelphia

Elijah Myers. Ollie (sequence). Photo: Zolidelphia

I don't know everyone here, but I know Rory Mcclure, Lauren McFadden, Dave Moyer, Phil Jackson and friends. Photo: Zolidelphia

I don’t know everyone here, but I know Rory Mcclure, Lauren McFadden, Dave Moyer, Phil Jackson and friends. Photo: Zolidelphia

Ryan Miller, Andrew Clark, and Gloria. Photo: Zolidelphia

Ryan Miller, Andrew Clark, and Gloria Haag. Photo: Zolidelphia

Greg Barbye in an alternate dimension. Photo: Zolidelphia

Greg Barbye in an alternate dimension. Photo: Zolidelphia

F.D.R.

Bam and Nikki Margera and friends.

Bam and Nikki Margera and friends.

If you want to donate to FDR skatepark, check out more info here: www.gofundme.com/fdrskatepark

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