Celebrations of life for Mark ‘Monk’ Hubbard next Friday

Last weekend brought the shocking news of West Seattle-based skatepark legend Mark “Monk” Hubbard‘s untimely death. This weekend, his family sends word of memorial plans:

In celebration of Mark “Monk” Hubbard, his friends and family want everyone around the world who’ve been impacted by Mark’s life and work to head to their local skatepark on Friday, June 22nd to skate, picnic and remember.

For those of you who can attend our local celebration, we will be at the Delridge Community Center & Skatepark 3-6 pm. Please bring your own blanket, food basket, and favorite stories.

Delridge is one of the many skateparks designed/built by Mark Hubbard’s firm Grindline. He was 47 years old.

3 Replies to "Celebrations of life for Mark 'Monk' Hubbard next Friday"

  • NW June 16, 2018 (5:55 pm)

    Very remarkable individual recall being in his company as a fellow sksteboarder thru the 80s forward mostly here in West Seattle your home may very well have had a quarter pipe in its driveway or full pipe in the backyard that he was also involved with and definitely skated. He lived life to the fullest in the time I knew him. Southwest Historical Society or Log Cabin Museum both needs to consider a showing of our early years skateboarding in West Seattle and the influence of our own and worldwide known man Mark Hubbard. 

  • NW June 16, 2018 (6:43 pm)

    edit: that he was also involved with and definitely skated alongside the many others who use to skateboard here in Seattle back in the day ,and who still do. Where are you all?

  • Tony June 16, 2018 (7:02 pm)

    Mark was an amazing man. Never strayed from his vision of providing skateboarable art to the masses. From Burnside in Portland to Delridge in West Seattle to Israel and beyond. His music, parks and tireless enthusiasm for skateboarding brought joy to many. He will be sorely missed. #DIY #Grindline RIP Mank

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