Annapurna Skatepark

- Pokhara, Nepal -

 

Annapurna Skatepark is a community skatepark in Nepal's second largest city, Pokhara, accommodating the growing demand for safe spaces for skateboarding in the country. In April 2017, an international group of professional skatepark builders joined local youth in Pokhara to construct a 500m² international standard skatepark for everyone to enjoy.

Make Life Skate Life secured donated land as well as permission from the municipality of Pokhara and raised funds through an online fundraiser to construct the skatepark. Experienced volunteer skatepark builders from around the world participated during construction and shared their knowledge with local volunteers. 

In May 2017, after completion of Annapurna Skatepark, female collective Refurb Skate from New Zealand hosted a workshop for three weeks to introduce girls to skateboarding and encourage them to appropriate the space for themselves.  A locally run free of charge loaner system at Annapurna Skatepark is set in place, enabling all youth access to skateboarding equipment and safety gear, regardless of economic standing.

 

KATHMANDU SKATEPARK

In November 2016, Make Life Skate Life organized a concrete skatepark building workshop together with local skateboarders in Kathmandu by adding ramps to an existing space. The skatepark is operated by local skateshop owner Ujwol Dangol.

 

 

Building Skate Parks In The Developing World Is Thirsty Work

Jed Smith, Vice Sports

 
 

Building Nepal's Skate Culture

Jhana Cayton, EST-WST

In April 2017, a group of volunteers built Annapurna Skatepark in Pokhara, Nepal. Construction was completed in only 15 days and the skatepark has been donated to the municipality of Pokhara. Video by: Nina Constable Media and Samantha Robison

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