Video: Roxhill Skatespot gets Rob Dyrdek Foundation donation

The mayor, the acting parks superintendent, and a skateboarding star shared the podium at City Hall this morning, as the Rob Dyrdek Foundation‘s donation to the forthcoming Roxhill Park Skatespot was formally announced. Our video shows the entirety of today’s 10-minute announcement. As noted in our preview from yesterday, construction on the skatespot is planned for next spring. Dyrdek is in town for a show at KeyArena this weekend – as he explained at the announcement, some of the features from the skateboarding setup made for the show will be saved and used in the Roxhill construction.

7 Replies to "Video: Roxhill Skatespot gets Rob Dyrdek Foundation donation"

  • RJB May 5, 2011 (2:02 pm)

    Very cool.

  • johnny Davies May 5, 2011 (2:09 pm)

    Too bad the dude butchers Rob’s last name over & over again. Its pronounced “Dear-deck”. Kind of embarassing when you’re receiving a donation from the man..

  • Tony May 5, 2011 (2:19 pm)

    amen JD

  • Scott Shinn May 5, 2011 (4:14 pm)

    Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but why is $75K that was allocated to Roxhill in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy now being allocated to other Parks projects as a result of Mr. Dyrdek’s generous donation? As Superintendent Williams notes, we are certainly in a recession, but if what the Mayor says about the community’s support for skateparks is true, then why not use these new funds for another skatespot or skatedot according to the citywide plan, which Dyrdek recently called “genius.” Thanks to the reporter in the video for asking this important question.

    • WSB May 5, 2011 (4:22 pm)

      Scott, that was my co-publisher Patrick Sand asking, on inspiration from an exchange we had with a skating advocate yesterday after hearing about this … TR

  • MB May 5, 2011 (7:56 pm)

    That’s so awesome. I love Rob Dyrdek!

  • Stu May 8, 2011 (6:49 pm)

    Great News for West Seattle Skaters. The prospect of two skateparks in West Seattle is more than we ever thought possible. This will ensure that the local skaters will not have to deal with overcrowding and have a choice in which type of skatepark to ride.

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