Cherry Park: A New Beginning
For those who were unaware, Cherry Park was built DIY by the Local skaters of Long Beach. However was also considered a temporary structure by the city and could be removed at any time. That was until Geoff Rowley and Mike Donelon of the ASK foundation stepped up and made some moves to establish it as a permanent structure. With some financial help from Vans and Zumiez they were able to do some remodeling and permitting in order to gain the city’s full approval. Thanks to them Cherry Park will remain an “unbranded” and free skatepark for years to come.
Johnny Layton and his new office. The Vans RV
Cherry Park overview
The new centerpiece
Tables of Vans promo to grab. Including Propeller on DVD.
Andrew and Daniel Lutheran. Athletes, not just Bohemians.
Mike Donelon was on the microphone throughout the day.
Here he presents Geoff Rowley with and award thanking him for his dedication to the local youth of Long Beach.
“This is your skatepark”
Dan Lu starts it off with a footplant on the bump to hydrant.
Local with a boned out heelflip
It’s not a Vans’ event without burgers on the grill.
Or Pizza from Pizzanista. Jon Dickson gets a good one.
Dustin Dollin is on tour but his dog made it.
Chima Ferguson signing autographs
Back to the skating. Dan Lu nosegrinds some fresh marble
Recent transplant Frankie Heck bigspins over the hydrant
Dan Lu comes back with a tre flip footplant
Reese Salken noseblunts the curved parking curb ledge.
And Geoff Rowley pop shoves the bump to hydrant.
The locals were there to hold it down.
On what was left of the old park....
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12/11/2015A photographic journey through AVE's surprise party. What? You already saw the video? Fuck it!
10/16/2014The Yeto Bros shred the simulated streets en route to the big Jeremy Leabres video premier - check it here at midnight!
6/26/2014If you've been skateboarding in the last 20 years you've either ripped with Mike, ridden in a van with him or had him kick you off the team. Who knew he was also a photographer? Well, he didn't either, but check this shit out! Thanks Mike!
6/17/2014A onetime Toy Machine rider, Grant Hatfield found his true calling behind the lens, blogging for Vans and shooting for the Deadbeat Club, among others. He's today's guest poster while Burnout's in France.