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2005 - Veterans Skate Park during Construction
Brian Kelly, owner of Ride Skate Shop, was the driving force behind getting this skatepark built. Early in 2004, Brian began contacting several surrounding areas (Hoover, Pelham, Irondale, Alabaster, etc) about building a public skate park. Although Homewood and Vestavia both had parks, this would be the first concrete skate park. Alabaster approved and planned to open in Apil of 2005. That got pushed back to July 2005. July came to pass and the project got pushed to August of 2005. Finally in October, construction began on the new skate park.
Site of the new Alabaster Skatepark outside Birmingham,AL @ Oct 10, 2005
Site of the new Alabaster Skatepark outside Birmingham,AL @ Oct 10, 2005
Alabaster skatepark's breaks ground @ Oct 27
Alabaster skatepark's breaks ground @ Oct 27
Alabaster skatepark's rounded, skull bowl during construction
Alabaster skatepark's rounded, skull bowl during construction
Alabaster skatepark' round-rail stair set during construction
Alabaster skatepark' round-rail stair set during construction
Alabaster skatepark' flat-rail stair set during construction
Alabaster skatepark' flat-rail stair set during construction
Alabaster skatepark: pouring the bowl @ Nov 8th
Alabaster skatepark: pouring the bowl @ Nov 8th
Alabaster skatepark: pouring the bowl @ Nov 8th
Alabaster skatepark: pouring the bowl @ Nov 8th
Bowl nears completion at Alabaster skatepark @ Nov 9th
Bowl nears completion at Alabaster skatepark @ Nov 9th
Park not even complete and the rules go up at Alabaster
Park not even complete and the rules go up at Alabaster
the bowl near complete at Alabaster skatepark
the bowl near complete at Alabaster skatepark
Alabaster bowl with sidewalks added around bowl
Alabaster bowl with sidewalks added around bowl
Another view of the bowl at Alabaster's skatepark
Another view of the bowl at Alabaster's skatepark