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editor's note:
Leeside Skatepark

* Outdoor: Wood / 'Crete - covered!
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Billy Goats Gruff

UPDATE: It burned down. But the city of Vancouver is backing us all in rebuilding it. Help get the word out! Here is more info on the fundraiser.

It's not quite a Burnside [although the "side" seems to have come from that influence], but it's better than some city parks I've been to... Leeside is yet another renegade skate zone. I'm pretty sure that this is all DIY skater-powered effort up in here.

Back in May '01, this place was pretty beat down. The ramps were all haggard, but the spot has crazy potential. It's an old section of road - covered by a bridge - which isn't in use anymore. Perfect rainy day hideout for skaters and writers trying to keep the faith thru the darker months. If some of the locals would buck up and pour some good concrete under there, you could be looking at a really excellent setting for the session...

Directions: Nah, I don't think so. We may change our minds on this one, but for now, we're going to try to help keep this underground.

...scroll down for pics




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^ Southern entrance to
Vancouver's Leeside





^ If I recall correctly,
the "help" was part of a
plea to keep the graffiti
in the tunnel and off the
surrounding homes. Good
idea...



^ Lee's got a cool
"bunker" feel



^ Flip-flip


^ Ah, man, the graf is
CRAZY good down here





^ Someone put a lot of
effort into this place,
but it's in need of some
repairs





^ Backside at Leeside


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