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!  

Story Board Tile Band- Jenks, Oklahoma

Story Board Tile Band- Jenks, Oklahoma

If you are familiar with Hunger parks, you know that we frequently add mosaics into each build that either reflect the community, provide commentary on the park design, or to simply add a signature piece for the skatepark. Examples from past projects: Last summer when I was designing the Breslin Skate Spot mosaic, I started […]

Punk Track- Jenks, Oklahoma

Punk Track- Jenks, Oklahoma

Bart has been wanting to build a proper pump track for a long time. When the Jenks, OK council approved the skatepark with a pump track addition, he jumped on the opportunity to kick it up to a punk track rather than its bland brother the pump track. The skater/crew and Bart pushed the design […]

Jenks, Oklahoma Progress

Jenks, Oklahoma Progress

Our biggest new build to date! Jenks is coming together great and we are loving the design by Ryan Crane and Native Skateparks. Bart and crew had a lot of design input in the pump track design- last pour of the pump track is complete today!

Back to Oklahoma!

Back to Oklahoma!

We have started work on a 14,000 square foot park in Jenks, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The entire footprint is being built up around 7 feet, making the skatepark closer to the elevations that surround the site. It’s an enormous amount of dirt work and site prep, but progress has been quick. Check out […]