cover photo from Friends of Adrian Hall Way
If you’ve recently sat on the deck at Trinity Brewhouse or taken a jaunt down Washington Street, you may have noticed a surprising amount of activity on a little side street known as Adrian Hall Way. The energy that bubbles up as the day approaches evening is due to a crew local youth and adults, fresh from a day’s work, ready to train and to play.
Last year, six yards of concrete were poured to create structures serving the most active and positive inhabitants of Adrian Hall Way–skateboarders.
“We’re glad to see the city and some local business leaders being so receptive and giving the the kids a place to skate in peace. But also it’s great to see skateboarders getting involved and being accountable–learning about how to repair and maintain the space, fundraising, and working on future events. That’s great. . . The whole project has put a real charge into the local skateboard community,” Explained Rob Asselin last year, from local skate shop Civil.
The ‘Trinity Skate Spot” as it is known, has hosted several park clean-ups, film screenings, and of course, good old fashioned skateboarding throughout the last year. This Saturday, from 1pm-6pm, the Friends of Adrian Hall will celebrate the release of the Civil x Trinity fundraiser board!
The boards have been designed by local artist Buck Hastings, and will be used to continue the industrious upkeep and improvement of Adrian Hall Way. A printed insert from DWRI letterpress, explains the project and will be provided as a keepsake with each board. From the $50 board price, Civil will be donating $20 to the spot, matched by the Parks Department, resulting in a $40 donation from each sale.
Activities include a skate session and bbq at the Valley Arts Open Studios. Boards will be for sale, and Trinity Skate Spot Phase II design on display for curious and critical eyeballs alike. Check em out from 1pm – 6pm this Saturday at 250 Kinsley Ave!