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Richard Gilligan Documents DIY Skateparks From All Over The World

This is absolutely amazing! I spotted this article over on the Business Insider website and just had to show you guys… Lifelong skater & photographer Richard Gilligan decided to embark on an epic journey around the world to experience, photograph and document as many DIY Skateparks as he possibly could. Richard visited a few spots which started their life as just a normal DIY wasteland then the council decided to take over and transform it into a well-maintained ‘legit’ skatepark. Some spots you’ll know right-away like the infamous FDR Skatepark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flora Bowl in Hamburg, Germany. There’s even a few close to home such as; New Bird Skatepark in Liverpool & ‘Dick’s Bowl’ in Oxford.

Derry, Northern Ireland
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Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. image (2)

Flora Bowl, Hamburg, Germany image (3)

Nottingham, U.K. image (4)

The Peach Orchard, New Orleans, Louisiana image (5)

Munich, Germany image (6)

2er Skatepark, Hannover, Germany image (7)

Blackcross Bowl, Basel, Switzerland image (8)

New Bird Skatepark, Liverpool, U.K. image (9)

FDR Skatepark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania image (10)

FDR Skatepark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania image (11)

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
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‘Dick’s Bowl,’ Oxford, England image

For a few more photos and the entire article click THIS LINK to take you to the Business Insider page.

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