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Linn Park 1990-1995
With the disappearance of local ramps, parks and shops (Comp closed around 1993), the Birmingham skaters turned elsewhere. That "elsewhere" was downtown Birmingham. Skaters from surrounding areas would gather at the many parking decks, ledges, curbs and other spots on a regular basis. The center of the scene then was Birmingham's Linn Park. During 1991-1995, Linn Park was the place to be! Every weekend was a big session there and the city allowed it for the most part. 1993 was probably the height of Linn Park's popularity. Around 1994-1995, as skateboarding continued to decline in popularity, crime in downtown Birmingham was on the rise, and the city began to crack down on skating in Linn Park, the glory years of Linn Park were behind her. Soon no one skated there unless in passing, quick hit-and-move sessions. The good old days for Linn Park were just that...old....but there were some great times there nonetheless!
Terry Jacks @ Linn Park 1991
Terry Jacks @ Linn Park 1991
Ryan Ratliff flips the first of the 3 sets @ 1991
Ryan Ratliff flips the first of the 3 sets @ 1991
Ryan Ratliff kickflips the main set @ 1991
Ryan Ratliff kickflips the main set @ 1991
Typical session at Linn Park on a weekend @ 1993
Typical session at Linn Park on a weekend @ 1993
Linn Park Jam (art by Terry Jacks)
Linn Park Jam (art by Terry Jacks)
Jam ramps set-up
Jam ramps set-up
Terry Jacks ramp-to-ramp over trash can @ Linn Park Jam
Terry Jacks ramp-to-ramp over trash can @ Linn Park Jam
Line up for the stair sets at Linn Park
Line up for the stair sets at Linn Park
Solomon and Griffin at the Park Jam
Solomon and Griffin at the Park Jam
Terry Jacks flipping
Terry Jacks flipping
Typical Linn Park crowd
Typical Linn Park crowd
Peter ollies over obstacle ramp-to-ramp @ Park Jam
Peter ollies over obstacle ramp-to-ramp @ Park Jam
Adam Young ollies a stair set
Adam Young ollies a stair set
Crew hanging out @ Summer 1993
Crew hanging out @ Summer 1993
Mark Johnston frontside 180 ollie down Linn Park big set @ summer 1993
Mark Johnston frontside 180 ollie down Linn Park big set @ summer 1993
Terry Jacks nose grinds the marble ledges around City Hall by Linn Park
Terry Jacks nose grinds the marble ledges around City Hall by Linn Park
Ted impossibles off the curb cuts around Linn Park
Ted impossibles off the curb cuts around Linn Park
Sam Mosely nose bonks at Linn Park
Sam Mosely nose bonks at Linn Park
Sam one-foot ollie down the big steps at Linn Park
Sam one-foot ollie down the big steps at Linn Park
John Holland flips off the main steps
John Holland flips off the main steps
First Linn Park Jam (art by Terry Jacks)
First Linn Park Jam (art by Terry Jacks)
Scott LeMay ramp-to-ramp at Linn Park Jam
Scott LeMay ramp-to-ramp at Linn Park Jam
Tidwell ollies the set-up at the Linn Park Jam
Tidwell ollies the set-up at the Linn Park Jam