September 4th, 2020 Auburn, Indiana Opening Day

September 4th, 2020 Auburn, Indiana Opening Day

It felt so good to see the park open for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to Rise Skateshop, Fort Wayne Indoor, 5 Mile, and Deadend Skateboards for the swag to give away.

An Interview with Park Builder Shane Gilmore

An Interview with Park Builder Shane Gilmore

Shane has been a constant on Hunger builds since the spring of 2017. He knows the ins and outs of the Hunger process, and provides the insightful and sarcastic retrospective summaries that help keep us honest. I’ve always enjoyed talking and hanging with Shane, and am happy to share part of his story with you– […]

An Interview with Park Builder Simon Smith

An Interview with Park Builder Simon Smith

When I was interviewing the entire crew to update the website, some conversations became lengthier than needed for a bio. I wanted to share my conversation with Simon, and his unique perspective on this Hunger journey.  ~Christy Weezer Simon Smith, Age 19, Skatepark Builder/Student Son of Bart Smith and Christy Wiesenhahn- Owners of Hunger Skateparks. […]

An Interview with Park Builder Ben Bradford

An Interview with Park Builder Ben Bradford

On June 14, 2019 I talked with Ben Bradford to gather information for a small bio, but it quickly turned into a lengthier conversation that felt worth sharing. ~ Christy Weezer Ben Bradford, 28 years old, Skatepark Builder Where are you from? I grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and live in Gainesville, Florida. When did […]

Keeping a Switch in Switchyard Park

Keeping a Switch in Switchyard Park

When we were designing the Switchyard Skatepark, we wanted to pay homage to the history of the site and the railroad. Bart and some other crew members have a history of riding trains, and the train yard in Bloomington in its last years was a space of wildness that was appreciated by our sorts. I […]

Switchyard Skatepark- Bloomington, IN Snakerun Progress

Switchyard Skatepark- Bloomington, IN Snakerun Progress

Design team and build team crew member Sol Briggs photographed our progress last week as we worked our way through the snakerun and flats in the street area. It is the first official week of spring and a new beginning to the build year celebrated by a burst of growth/movement at the Switchyard site.

Willard Park, Indianapolis

Willard Park, Indianapolis

Design 2018 Check out the latest iteration of the Willard Park Skatepark. Hoping to get everyone news on a build time soon!

Jenks, Ok Grand Opening

Jenks, Ok Grand Opening

Grand Opening- Feb 9, 2019 Thanks to everyone involved including the City of Jenks, Greg Helms Architecture, Ryan Crane from Native Skateparks who designed the park, Magnum Construction and especially the Jenks advocates for getting this project built!