How To Construct A Skate Park
Learning how to construct a skate park takes time, materials, and a sound location. Although many different materials can be utilized, there are some basic items that can help anyone to make an amateur skate park.
Materials needed to construct a skate park
- Nails, screws, screwdrivers, hammers, saws, levels, rulers
- Plywood and two-by-four boards
How to construct a skate park
- On an even piece of ground, pour some cement that should lie flat and even. This will allow skaters to skate about, and ramps and structures will be built over the concrete ground.
- Building a number of larger ramps from two-by-fours and plywood is a basic way to set up many amateur skate park structures. Making sturdy, triangular frames, attaching the frames, and nailing plywood to these frames is the easiest way to make ramps. As plywood may be bent to some degree, making curved ramps by building irregular two-by-four frames before attaching the plywood pieces (cut to cover the frames) can help create some more interesting ramps in the park.
- It will certainly take practice and testing, but once you get the hang of it, build larger ramps that utilize strong frames that are boarded together. Placing plywood over such frames and securing it with screws or nails means that it will not break or come off of its frame.
- The largest ramps should be placed closer to the sides of the concrete ground, and smaller jumps may be made from the same materials and scattered about the middle of the park.
When using a homemade skate park, be sure to use extreme caution. Never forget to wear a helmet, and make sure that all ramps are sturdy and flush with the ground. Look into each detail and be sure that a park is safe before using it.