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editor's note:
Meijer Park

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Pay: $5
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Pre-fab Foundations

There are times as we produce this site that we're inclined to lie - or just generally tell stories that lack facts, etc. This is not one of those times. We could come up w/ some bullshit history about how Meijer Park was funded by a super rich, 60-year old porn star named Boom-boom Betty that just "wanted to do something special for the community" - but that's not true, so we'll stick to the truth on this one.

Update: Since this review was originally published, we've received a bunch of feedback. Here's some REAL info:

"Meijer Park is a huge skateboard park [19,000 sq ft. concrete area, plus a full size hockey rink with ramps on it]. I manage the place and have skateboarded since '86. We definitely have a good vibe here and we are always improving the park. The ledges you see in the one photo below we built ourselves."

"It costs $5 to get in and you can skate all day. We have monthly contests that are super-fun, noncompetitive get-togethers. We welcome all skateboards, fruitbooters, and friends. No bikes or scooters."

- Rob Woelkers: Apr '02
  Manager, Meijer Skateboard Park

Directions: Brighton is about 20 miles west of Detroit. Coming from Detroit, get on Interstate 96 heading west. Take exit 145 and head south on Grand River Road. Make a right [west] onto Orendorff Drive. The address is 333 Orendorff Drive. For more info call 810.225.3053.

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^ "Here is a better view of Meijer
in Brighton, MI. This park is a joke.
It's prefab and the lines are horrible.
Non-stop collisions!" [Photo / Comments:
John R.]

^ B-side noseslide
[Rider: Scott

^ Same park, different
trick - lipslider
[Rider: Scott

^ Looks like a
5-oh [Rider:
Scott Hetkowski]

^ Here's another wide
shot of the park.
Those "seams" in the
box there are a good
indication this is a
pre-fab job...
[Photo: Hetkowski]

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