SMP skatepark (the worlds largest)

SMP skatepark tour and biographie

SMP skatepark

SMP and shy life style "has announced" the construction of the worlds largest skate park that measures" 12 000 square meters". That is located "in New Jiangwan City, Shanghai, China" and is completed." Next to the "skate park "is a 7000 square metre sports Centre, a leisure office, restaurant and retail complex for the park and the" surrounding "area".

The designer, is a "specialist" park "designer" that "has seen the planning and the design of this" park. "They are" as well "with Chengtou to ensure the quality standards" of the park.

"The park" is "well designed and it will have "the worlds largest vert ramp, the" largest "concrete bowl (with 360-degree full pipe), and a 5000 capacity stadium". The park costed "usd$26million. As" well "as the grand opening celebration, the inaugural “SMP SHANGIAI SHOWDOWN” will be held on the 6-7 October 2005". It "will be a 2-day action sports and music festival event, the first" in "China.

Confirmed athlete’s include SMP‘s own world number 2 Neal Hendrix," current "X games champion Pierre Luc Gangon, world number 1 Sandro Dias, world number 4 Lincoln Ueda, street specialists Willy Santos, Josh Evin, Dayne Brummet, Greg Lutzak and inline skating protogies Eito and Takeshi Yotsutoko and the talented Fabiola Da Silva. The event will" include "skateboard, inline skate and bmx" compes all so including "live music, festival activities and fmx" demos. "It is set to be" on television "around the" globe.

"The facility is" as well "set to" soon "become centre of an international athlete exchange program" invites professionals "and amateur action sports athletes from Europe, Australlia, America and" near "Asia to come and" see "the facility meet and ride with people of all skill levels. The 46m long vert ramp. Concrete skate heaven"! The "construction of the park with the 7000 sq. m SMP sports centre taking shape in the" surrounding space.

SMP skatepark


"The worlds largest skate park" is located "in Shanghai, China, the SMP skate park is now open" to ride. "It sets a new standard in contemporary skate park design and construction. The CONVIC design" group "took a collaborative approach with some of" the best professional skaters in Australia, "to" design "a" skate "park that successfully manages to" conjoin "world class, unique and challenging elements for professionals and international level competition while still" keeping "the space and variety of options necessary to ensure beginners can" easily "develop skills. The skatepark" is "over 150m in length and in places up to 85m wide", and in total the park is "13700 sq./m (over 147 000 square feet) of permanent rideable" ground. Great "features include the massive mondo bowl that include a 20m long full pipe and a 50m wide vert ramp. Within the main central skate park space is over 7400 sq./m of bowl and park" ground "with an additional 2000 sq./m competition area. To the sides of the" park "proper, over 4000 sq./m of" rideble "Chinese granite pavement provides seating terraces, access ways shaded" spectating "zones and" some street spots too". CONVIC construction management" group "members flew over from Australia during the" construction "of" this "massive park and worked with the locals to" make "sure the park met the highest standards" needed "for a skate park of this kind. This intergrated landscape design approach by CONVIC has" made "sure the park compliments the adjacent sports centre, and" surrounded by "lakeside environment both as a significant active facility and visually dynamic designed space. The park" has "opened in October 2005 and has annual Shanghai Showdown competitions (insert link) each year wich attracts some the best professional skaters, inline and bmxer’s from around the" globe.