Skatepark Courtesy Of Pearl Jam.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We love hearing about people who grew up skateboarding, still love it as adults, and give back to the sport.
Pearl Jam's bassist, Jeff Ament, has quietly been funding & getting skateparks built in his home state of Montana for years now. He has been targeting smaller more rural communities where others may not have built a skatepark, so skaters don't have to travel so far to do something they love.
But this new skatepark is his biggest venture to date.
The new park is being built in Browning, Montana. Browning is the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the new skatepark is 12,000 square feet and built to replicate the feel of "The Big O" - one of our fav Southern California skate parks from the 70's. The Browning skatepark is set to open Spring 2015, so if you live in Montana you may want to check it out - it sounds like it's going to be amazing!