Since the first day the bowl was built, the locals have been having a bunch of problems with the neighbors and cops…
The consequences of that were:
- No lights
- Tickets for drinking or playing music
- Problems for making pool partys, etc…
- The worst was the maintainence crew from the city never goes there to fix the holes, paint or do anything to help the park.
The reason for all this is because the bowl was in a rich neighborhood on the top of the hills of Premiá de Mar which they call “Premia de Dalt” which in Catalán means the “hills of Premia”
They want to fuck over the park because they don’t like around dirty losers whith boards….and prefer to make a shit soccer camp or a fucking paddle shit…
A big crew of locals been fighting since the first day with them.. and fixing the holds and painting from her selft and putting money for that from their pockets and making pool partys whith beers… barbeques for take money for the park…
Around a year ago they had sad news… The city told them they are going to build a park 500 meters from the old one. That park will be inside a bmx park and it’s going to be private, with all the shit things like:
- Ticket to get in
- And skate inbetween bmx… scooters, etc….
Then they started another fight with the city… probably the last one… and finally that was that. The rich neighborhood kids won and the park was destroyed a couple weeks ago.
That’s it, this is the article from the last skate session there, the last barbeque, and the last time we got wasted together. They will build the new one, and the old one – it’s in our memory. Thanks a lot to all the locals and everybody who makes something and has been working to take care of the bowl – it was really great times there… R.I.P. Premia de Dalt bowl.
Words + photos: Jose Noro