Grab your boards and your helmets (safety first!) and get ready to grind, flip, and ollie at Evansville's Dream Center.

Pop Up Park

The Send It Skate Community will be hosting a skate jam Friday, August 26, 2022, at Evansville's Dream Center with their pop-up skate park. Yeah, they have a mobile skate park! How cool is that?!

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The Family That Skates Together

Send It is a family-run organization that started with the family of 8's love of skateboarding and has become so much more as they now are offering pop-up skate jams. They say they hope these events will accomplish two main goals.

  1. Provide equitable access to skateboarding (and, subsequently, community within skateboarding) by taking the resources directly into neighborhoods

  2. Provide an environment in which the older and/or more experienced skateboarders can feel a sense of purpose and value by serving as “instructors” to those that are less experienced

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Skateboarding Is More Than Meets the Eye

Skateboarding is so much more than just rolling around on a hunk of wood. It can really act as an incredible physical outlet, contributing to improved physical and emotional health. It also creates a sense of community and belonging for those who participate in the sport, regardless of socioeconomic background.

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Get Out and Skate

On Friday, August 26, 2022, you can take part in the pop-up skate jam happening at Evansville's Dream Center located on North Main Street, across from Garvin Park. Beginning at 5pm, all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate and there will be loaner equipment available to ensure that those who want to participate but may not have their own gear can still take part.

Skateboarding is Illegal in these Downtown Evansville Locations

If you love to skateboard, you need to know that there are some locations where it is actually illegal to boardslide or bonk. Every violation could cost $25, and if the offender is under 18, parents get to pay the ticket.

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