Watch Kayla Wheeler one of our board director and Kadiya McDonald on TVJ Week end Smile empowering girls through skateboarding and Kayla in an interview in “Empress Golding / Nation Wide radio. On August 13th, the GIRL SKATE DAY was a big success in Bull Bay’s at FREEDOM skatepark @freedomskateparkja
The Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) is a UK registered charity organization which works to build skateparks in underprivileged communities around the world. These public parks are then locally staffed and facilitated with youth programs and centers. The Freedom Skatepark is CJF’s third project and is located in 8 mile, Bull Bay, Jamaica – just south of Kingston. This video gives you a glimpse of our graduating class and their first skateboarding excursion to Boston Bay. Enjoy ! @concretejunglefoundation @fiegodlores
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…
A CJF video During the summer season of 2021, a new group of Edu-Skate Graduates emerged at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica: The Stars of Tomorrow! Check out why these kids graduated from the programme !
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
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
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 !
“Thank You Skate Co is stoked to donate to Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center in Bull Bay, Jamaica to help provide Kayla Wheeler and all the other ripping skateboarders in Jamaica with resources to develop skills and encourage entrepreneurship. Skateboarding is a culture that extends beyond tricks. 100% of profits from our One Love Jamaica deck are donated to the Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center. Get the Thank You Skate Co One Love Jamaica Deck here: thankyouskateco.jamaica ….Check out Kayla’s instagram: @kaylawheelerr *Kayla is one of the directors of board of our foundation and member of the Freedom skatepark foundation ‘s committee
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
‘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
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
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
Trailer OUTDEH – The Youth Jamaica : OUTDEH is a documentary film that portrays the Youth of Jamaica: a new generation in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture – and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the island. With : Elishama Beckford, Romar Rose, Daniel ‘Bakersteez’ Simpson… Watch Out Deh – The Youth of Jamaica Full Movie IN HD Visit :: http://fhd-tvseries.xyz/movie/663596/ – Download : – http://fhd-tvseries.xyz/movie/663596/
Director: Louis Josek – Producer: Andreas Jaritz, Florian Moser & Michael Putz
Director of Photography: Tristan Siefert – Music Licensing: Daniela Gassert, Gosia Spolnik, Courtney Jenkins
21/10/2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival
14/01/2020 Dock of the Bay Film Festival San Sebastian
22/01/2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
30/01/2020 Jamaica Premiere, Carib 5 Kingston
28/02/2020 Berlin Independent Film Festival