Here is an article by Daniele Wheeler form the Gleaner about Freedom skatepark, and the development of skateboarding in JA. About the coming of the pros for a trip with demos and videos, how it will help the cause of this brand new olympic sports that brings new opportunities for new talents. How the skatepark as become a social asset for Bull bay and Kingston. Also the positive impact it has on tourism and how it could attracts new visitors on the island…All positive vibrations ! see online the article by email@example.com
You’ re all welcome this Wednesday May 18 th from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Freedom skatepark in Bull bay 8 miles with RVCA pros team : Mark Suciu, Donta Hill, Curren Caples, Julian Davidson and their JA ambassador Eli Reed ! Thanks to @rvcaskate #loveskateboarding @freedomskateparkja
Photo : Half Way Tree Transport Centre – Kingston JA
From the right to the left : Remy Walter JSC, Joshua & Daniel Mattis JSC team, Frog boss, *Curren Caples, Eli Reed, *Mark Suciu, *Donta Hill, *Julian Davidson ( *=Team RVCA)
A doc by MACTOFILMS
Freedom Skatepark is the second skatepark in Jamaica. Made possible by the Concrete Jungle Foundation, their many partners and passionate young local surfers and skaters, the SK876 crew. The park has given the youth of Jamaica an outlet to express themselves. In this documentary we explore the process of how and why the park was built, along with the work they have done over a year after it’s completion. Thank you to Concrete Jungle Foundation and everyone involved in making the Freedom Skatepark a reality…
Have a taste of the “FREEDOM to Flourish” ! Concrete Jungle Foundation present this 2021 documentary at the FREEDOM SKATEPARK in Bull Bay.
Seeing how skateboarding can change lives. Sparkels of poetry in a suburb of Kingston. Fifteen minutes away from town. Facing ‘Copa Cobana’.
Come sk8 in 8 Miles Bull Bay St Andrew with SK876 skateboarders
A FLIM by Jaco Stock and Tim Van Asdonc…
Concrete Jungle Foundation presents ‘Freedom to Flourish’, a short documentary by Jago Stock. Let’s get into Freedom skatepark in Bull Bay, 8 miles in Jamaica, fifteen minutes from Kingston in St Andrew parish. The park has been made by Concrete Jungle Foundation a European NJO with the help of volunteers from 10 countries, and partners such as Sandals , Seprod, the Skateroom, Flipping youth, Paris Skate Culture, New Line, carib cement, Pre Mix, Tank Weld and Vinci JA for lending us essential tools. From march to April 2020 almost starting with the pandemic this has been an epic and happy adventure… In that movie you can feel and touch what is bring to the community and to those kids that started skateboarding with this concrete wave. Thanks to all that are making dreams come true and believe in the power of a piece of wood with wheels. Meet the staff, and the local actors such as SK876, Shama, Ivah ,Ronald, Daniel, Frogboss, Kayla, Rayquon and see the magic of a commun effort for the commun good. Thanks to the founders of this project and help putting it together : Kevin Bourke, Will Wilson from Flipping Youth and CJF for making it a reality. Big up to Paul and the Bull Bay football club, Jamnesia for hosting the crew, Julian Mair for fencing the park and all parents and volunteers in every day life of Freedom Skatepark JA !
If you like what you see, you can donate to maintain and improve the place and the youth center programme, on the Freedom foundation website. @freedomskateparkja
Andre “Wildfaya” Thompson stabbed at the age of 20 years old in Spanish town, was the main inspiration to create this safe place for all. In 2009 he was dreaming, asking out loud for a skatepark to be built for Jamaican youth. The skatepark is dedicated to his memory…His DREAM is fulfilled Discover him in this video from 2009
Follow CJF @cjfjamaica @concretejunglefoundation
Musician Davian James has spent the past three weeks imparting his knowledge on a group of young boys, ages nine to 15, who turn up at Freedom Skatepark, a facility located close to Cable Hut beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew.
Nineteen-year-old Daniel Mattis finds solace in Freedom Skatepark, located in 8 Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew. The public skateboarding venue, which has been operational since March, has been attracting several children who use it to hone their skating skills
Kareem is a journalist who help us when we did the Boston Bay contest march 2020, He finally visited recently Freedom skatepark at Bull Bay St Andrew, 15 minutes from Kingston. here is the video. Big up Kareem )
#KareemsQuest The Freedom Skatepark provides a safe haven for the kids in the Bull Bay and adjoining communities, that are often affected by crime and violence. The park is equipped with an office and an obstacle course for skaters. 0:00 Intro 1:16 Interview on Skate Park 3:13 Skate classes 9:54 Talking to a parent about skating 14:58 Homework program
FREEDOM SKATEPARK – A Concrete Jungle Foundation video
by Tim Van Asdanck and Shaqueal
The Energetic Nomads were the first group of graduates from the Edu-Skate classes at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica. It has been a year that they’ve been skating and their progress has been surprising us on a daily basis. Head to the Concrete Jungle Foundation website to read the interview with the group and follow their Youtube page !
Skating news ! Spring brought a new mini ramp in St Thomas ! Supported by Joey Tershey & Laza Morgan , Josh Matlock as master builder . It’s Open to everyone who want to skate ! Big up to Eli Reed, St Andrew Crew and all those who helped. One more spot ) …Not the last !
*5 Nickel hill road – Port Morant / GPS “17.91225,-76.3349722″ Airy Castle, Jamaica
Singer and songwriter Blvk H3ro sees himself as a cultural ambassador and his sermon is positive vibes and youth upliftment, which he says are especially needed in this disturbing era. “I need to stay clean and provide a different avenue for the youth.
“What we need is more skateboards, more skate parks and less guns,” the Original singer stated. The Rastafarian entertainer has been giving his full support to the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Bull Bay, St Andrew, and says he is pleased that the first time it went viral was after he posted it on Twitter. “It’s a joy to go there and see all types of people enjoying themselves. Blvk H3ro says he supports the venture by doing his television interviews from the location, and even when he is told that he can have it to use free of cost, he still pays.
“We need a skate park in every parish,” he said.
Full Article By Yasmin Peru – The Star 21 Fev
Gleaner 16 Fev Yasmine Peru
Interview from WHY JAMAICA in Portland at Boston Bay Skatepark
Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark, Jamaica
free program for Bull Bay kids in freedom skatepark 8 miles Jamaica
Concrete Jungle Foundation and the Freedom Skatepark Foundation proudly present the graduates from the first season of the Edu-Skate programme: Bracka 101 Crew
Video by TIM Follow @cjf_jamaica
Enjoy the Freedom Skatepark Session at the bull bay, Jamaica | Shred Sessions 2…
Diego volunteer for CJF, locals, Froggboss, and Kingstonians Mario, Joel, Onan, enjoying the ride
‘The Wave’ is a documentary directed by Julian Sonntag during Concrete Jungle Foundation’s construction of Jamaica second skatepark in March 2020. The Boston Bay skatepark was built in september 2019 by @WATW Wondersaroundtheworld…Paris skate culture helped both project and started the first professional building in Kingston University UWI in Mars last year with the student Skaters and BMX association Ignite Xtrem sports club, unfortunetly we were not allowed to pour concrete when 90% of the bowl was finished…politircks ! (to be continued) . To know more about Concrete Jungle Foundation check @concretejunglefoundation @cjf_jamaica … In this movie you will see more about the local scene and origins of bull bay skateboard history.
@freeskatemag channel TV
ONE YEAR baby 👶 ) Started in September 2019 Boston park has been achieved mid October by Wonders around the world. Wish you long life and to expand with the years as more and more kids from Portland are improving their skills. They need some Street course also. Thanks to all builders, helpers, to all participants, donators. WAW great job, 1st park achieved in JA, Big up Rob, Sasha, Albert, Darryl, Nishan BBCC, Wayne ,Patrick, Curly and all the Boston skate crew.
A last weeks building by Darryl Munroe
Skateboarding in Jamaica, much like skateboarding as a whole, was born from surfing. Thank You Skate Co was invited to Jamaica to skate and get involved with raising money to support Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center which will provide young people with a multi-purpose creative platform for education and youth entrepreneurship. 100% of proceeds from you ” One Love Jamaica ” Thank you deck will go directly to Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center ! thank you Torey Pudwilll and crew
Planting the seeds of skateboarding But also REEL TREES and PLANTS to make this place a green park for all the FAMBLY…
First monthly community activity at the @freedomskateparkja organized by Tim CJF with the committee of Freedom skatepark. 40 parents and skaters came together to work on making the Freedom Skatepark a beautiful place, planted 15 fruit trees around the park with the generous donation from @treesthatfeed, and @pariskateculture donated a truckload of black rocks gravel ( 30 yards). Thanks to all participating
A film by @claudawatkis / Landscaping starts at 2 mn
PLANTING TREES teaser
March 8 th 2020 Biggest skate contest in Jamaica, one week before Covid madness… at Boston Bay Skatepark…
Article on the Gleaner :
On March 8 th was organized by the French association Paris Skate Culture a skate BMX event in the first concrete skate park of Jamaica in Boston Bay. The Park was achieved end of 2019. A JUTC Bus came from the surf camp Jamnesia Bull bay with 60 riders. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the growth of skate and BMX in Jamaica with the building of a second skate park this month: FREEDOM skate park in 8 miles Bull bay. An attempt to build one in (UWI ) Kingston in April 2019 didn’t get through even though the work was ninety percent done, 138 company and UWI stopped the charity project before pouring concrete for “administrative reasons.”
In Boston about a hundred riders were gathered and demonstrated their passion for these two new Olympic sports, knowing that surf will also be in 2020. The event was a success local people came to enjoy the show and participate in the initiations. Demos by to pro riders like Evan Mock from Hawaii and Benjamin Garcia (World & European champion in 2017 / 2018) from France have excited the audience and took this JAM’ session to another level. Jamaican skaters like Shama Beckford, Ronald and Ivah Wilmot participated as well as locals ZULU and TATTY the skate girl (fourteen years old). Some say it was the biggest skate event ever held in Jamaica. There is no doubt that skateboarding and BMX are the sports of tomorrow and that the youth of today want their share and that they are surely among them the future Olympic athletes of Jamaica for Paris 2024…Freedom skatepark with be finished in April. An historical moment for JA skaters !
To follow their adventures and progress on Instagram follow @concretejunglefoudation @pariskateculture @freedomskatepakja Their MOTTO “Skate or die! “
Competitions results: Best tricks: 1st Evan Mock Hawaii, 2nd Shama Beckford JA, 3d Jakes USA “- Games of Skate: 1st Aner ‘Curly’ Israel (volunteer for 3 months Boston BBCC center), 2nd Shama Beckford JA