Public events and Programs in NYC
Open Road Park is our home base and location for year round events & programs
Open Road Park was created through Participatory Design, led by youth.
We began designing and building Open Road Park in 1990.
Today our park is home to public events in skateboarding, music, art, basketball, dance and environmental design.
Manhattan Bridge skate park, at Monroe and Pike, in Manhattan is being rebuilt by Open Road together with the NYC Parks & Recreation and the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Manhattan Bridge Skate park events draw thousands of people. The park has little equipment now, but itâ€™s full of people year round. The new design, created together with skateboarders, will feature Team Pain concrete skate art.
This year, Open Road is holding our first event in Thomas Jefferson Park, East Harlem. For this event weâ€™re reaching out to nearby schools that have community playgrounds, like the Academy of Environmental Studies, and to NYCHA public housing community centers, to recruit youth for King of Spring and Street Games 2009.
Within Thomas Jefferson Park, Open Road will create a temporary skate park, as well as permanent improvements to green areas and landscaping. The skate park will be set up in the basketball courts . Art, music, and skateboarding will attract families and youth.
The Open Road Rooftop Project involves youth in skateboarding ramp design, rooftop films, architecture, greenhouse design and construction, and skateboarding physical education.
Open Road Rooftop Project