This Crowdfunding Effort Hopes to Build the Parasite DIY Skatepark in NOLA

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 13, 2015
References: kickstarter
The Parasite DIY Skatepark is a New Orleans skateboarding community initiative currently raising funds to build the city's first public skatepark. The Parasite DIY Skatepark crowdfunding efforts came to be after the city's unofficial skatepark the Peach Orchard was destroyed by a bulldozer sent by the land owner.

Hoping to raise a total of $350,000, the Parasite DIY Skatepark aims to resolve the fact that New Orleans is the largest US city without a public skatepark.

The project is organized in 3.5 phases and is currently in its last stage, which is the installation of four massive DIY skate ramps. When completed, the skatepark is sure to serve as a lively meeting place for the city's skate community, which is sure to continue its growth with this addition to the culture.