Woodward PA Gives First Look at New Massive Skatepark
Woodward, the ultimate summer camp experience for the next-generation of passionate athletes, is excited to offer a first look inside their new massive skatepark, Town Centre.
The expansive new park that broke ground in early May will include 30,250 square feet of rideable park, 35 street features, 18 features around the pump track, 19 bowl corners and berms, 30+ different hips and hip transfers, and more. Woodward’s Skate Program Designer, Ryan Sheckler, along with icons and BMX Program Advisors, Ryan Nyquist and Jamie Bestwick, are stoked to see this creative, feature-rich Town Centre come to life, and plan on riding it as soon as it’s ready mid-summer.
“Town Centre is the candyland of skateparks” says Sheckler, “You could skate this thing for twenty years and never hit every line. This is one of those spots that will never be done.”
Replacing Woodward PA’s iconic Outdoor Street park, Town Centre will be the ultimate location for campers of all sports to live out their passions while empowering personal growth and elevating their skills to the next level. “The inside of the park is more advanced, but the outside pump track provides something for everyone,” explains Sheckler. As a combination of both street plaza and flow park, it will serve as a multi-use park with endless lines and separate areas that can be used for teaching and progression purposes.
Centrally located at camp, the name Town Centre not only comes from its prominence on campus, but also pays tribute to its geographical location within Centre County, Pennsylvania.
The park is designed by BMX legend and Woodward Director of Design, Nate Wessel, who has been building parks for 25 years at Woodward and beyond, as well as for premiere events such as the X Games.
“I first stepped foot on Woodward PA 30 years ago. Since then, I have always felt it is a place that turns dreams into reality. I couldn’t be more thrilled to create, what I hope to be, the most iconic skate park at Woodward for decades to come. I would love for my design to inspire the next generation to keep progressing and chasing those dreams,” says Wessel.
The park is currently being built by California Skateparks and is slated to open mid-summer.
About Woodward PA & Woodward West
Woodward is a global experiential action sports company on a mission to inspire the next generation of action sports and athletes. For nearly 50 years, Woodward’s been a positive force for youth sports and a leader in popularizing and sustaining the action sports category. Woodward PA and Woodward West are THE summer camps to stoke passions, empower personal growth and elevate core skills across a range of sports such as skate, BMX, scooter, gymnastics, cheer, and parkour. Experience Woodward’s innovative environments and dynamic programming at one of its 11 destinations across North America and Mexico. Learn more about Woodward’s one-of-a kind facilities, programming and culture atwww.woodwardpa.com and www.woodwardwest.com. Woodward is part of the POWDR portfolio.