Southside Skatepark began as a private mini ramp surrounded by Playboy magazines, old cars and guns here in a warehouse in South Houston, Texas in the Spring of 1994. Those early day sessions grew larger and larger as the word spread of the indoor mini ramp. With the closing of the Skatepark of Houston there was not as much transition and even fewer places to skateboard. In those days you had to either build your own ramp at your house, have a friend who had a ramp or steal materials from consturction sites and build illegal ramps in the woods. It was very difficult for skateboarders to find anywhere to ride as society held tightly to the stereotypes of the 80's when giving the swift boot at any of the local street spots. No one cared about you or your skateboard and in fact most of your friends and family would prefer you quit and get on with yourself. That's what we loved about it so much, that's why we fought so hard for it, because no one was going to give it to us. Southside Skatepark embodies to true spirit of the original do it yourself skateboarder. We hope that all the generations of Southside Skatepark will join us this Saturday for Go Skateboarding Day as we celebrate 20 years of die hard skateboarding, done for the right reasons and remaining as core as 94 to this very day.
Keep an eye out for the Southside aXXiversary full length video set to release this Holiday with skateboarding from David Langston, Chris Luhring, Derrek Simon, Ben Raybourn, Justin Vinson, George Karvounis, Dakota Roberson and friends of @southsideHTX #bigo