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Letter from City of NSB about our work at NSB SKATEPARK on 3/28/13:
The quality of the finish work is exceptional even the bullnose areas appear seamless, makes me wish I was a skater. On behalf of the City I want pass along our appreciativeness of your time, material and overall commitment to make this a first class facility.
Kyle W. Fegley P.E.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168"
4/26/13Misiano Skateparks Back to Texas!
We have been waiting for a VERY LONG time to get through the red tape to build the new skatepark in Largo, FL. It's finally done and we should be on the jobsite by the 6th of April...
In the mean time, we just won another Texas bid. We are going to be returning to The Woodlands for our 4TH skatepark in a row for them.. The Woodlands is one of the rare towns around the country that has 8 total skateparks in their 110 total public parks. With this park, they will almost be free of the modular equipment parks that they once had. And it's another victory for Concrete, pour-in-place parks over modular! This park is being done on a small budget, but it will really provide a rounded skate experience for the local community. Together with the bowl at Harpers Landing, and the free-flow parks that we built in Forestgate and Lakeside parks, (as well as the big park at Bear Branch), the parks in The Woodlands give a lot of variety.
With that giant park being built in Spring TX (by Grindline), the Houston area really has a great skate scene. We're happy to be adding another cool spot. Stay tuned for Terramont!
The park is being built on an existing slab where modular equipment is currently rusting away. The approach of keeping the flatwork is to preserve the budget for skate objects, rather than demo, drainage and lighting (already in place). Now there will be a 24' wide concrete mini ramp and a lot of street obstacles layed out to give some flow, leaving room to do some flatground tricks.
4/15/13Branford Skatepark coming soon!
We've been working with Bill and Kimberly Procko, OG's from the Gainesville area on developing their community skatepark. Bill, being a skater from the 70's, wanted to bring back something iconic from that era. The Delmar Keyhole bowl was a horseshoe shaped bowl and was the location for some of the most influential skate events of the 80's. We worked together to come up with a modern twist on that iconic bowl. The new keyhole is more like a real keyhole with the symmetrical shape and the additon of a shallow end. Coming soon...
Classic Delmar Tile (blue and orange)planned for the bowl!.. It also matches the local highschool.
Classic photo of Eric Grisham in the Delmar Keyhole. Photo credit ?
3/27/13NSB Skatepark Street Add-on's (Community Addition)
We have been trying to get the city to add on much needed features at the skatepark, since it's construction completion over 4 years ago. After several failed attempts, we as a community decided to take matters into our own hands.
We organized an effort to approach the city and ask them if WE could add on to our park, as long as we built it up to skatepark industry standards. Since I was the original GC who developed the skatepark for the city, they were happy to work with us. We at Misiano Skateparks donated the construction plans, permitting and planning. The city approved the permit, thanks to the support of City Engineer, Kyle Fegley.
Efforts rolled in, along with donations and we got our first 700sf of addition done. We at Misiano had extra metal from other jobs, so we fabricated the hand rails and coping edges and installed them, as well as fabricating all of the form work, along with the help of local parent Anthony Petracca and skateshop owner Tary Valle. When it was finally time to pour, we had a lot of people show up to help..
There is still more to add so go to the fund raiser event on April 27th at the park.
Phase 1 is complete at the new Skatepark in Carrizo Springs, TX. This is the first skatepark in the area and it was done on a very small budget. Thanks to a lot of help from Carter Dennis of Skaters for Public Skateparks (skateparks.org) we were able to create something that people will be able to enjoy. The park is designed to be built onto in phases as more funding becomes available. The park has done its job to drive the interest within the community and the local skaters and bikers are stoked! They were a daily presence during the construction and contributed to our ideas.
Phase 2 is already in the planning phase and construction is expected to begin in the near future. It will include a bowl and another strip of stairs, banks and ledges...
Erensto Flores III (center) Is the man* who got the ........... Youth Skate Park going.
(*Mr. Flores, along with a lot of other city,county officials and citizens. It was Mr. Flores' personal goal!)
Some of the other people involved in the project, including the Judge and the local council people were also present at the ribbon cutting, but they didn't realize the picture was blurry until it was too late.
3/2/13Largo Skatepark Ground Breaking Ceremony!
The permit process is finally complete and construction of the skatepark in Largo is set to begin around April 1st. On Thursday, 2/28/13, The City and local citizens gathered to break ground on the long awaited skatepark project. The ground breaking was followed by a dedication ceremony for the rest of the park, which was recently completed as a separate project. The skatepark will be an addition to this re-development of a giant city lot that was formerly a water retention pond only. Now the park will include walking trails, beach volley ball, basketball, a multipurpose field, fishing and a skatepark with a bowl, a concrete mini ramp and a street plaza. Click below to see the news paper coverage:
Construction should be complete before Spring Break! With the help Carter Dennis of Skaters for Public Skateparks and Ernest Flores from Dimmit County, we were able to make a skatepark happen "over night". This park will give some much needed relief to the local businesses who currently have the only "skate-able" areas in this desert town. Phase 2 will be coming later this year... Below are some progress photos and a link to the local paper who covered the ground breaking event:
Branford Skatepark, Branford, FL.
The town of Branford FL is ready to get a skatepark going. Since our first meeting with the city, private donations have come rolling in, including a $5000 donation from a local citizen, fill dirt from the city and a $20K pledge from the city. The park should be under construction later this year. Check out the local paper report:
1/21/13New 1200sf Addition coming to New Smyrna Beach!
The community is coming together to make an addition happen in our skatepark. Sparked by a growing popularity at our skatepark, lead by shop owner Tary Valle, the park has been 'bursting at the seams'. Tary has been hosting free skateboard lessons for the young and old, by opening an hour early every Saturday for an all-welcome skate class. The park is in need of some more street obstacles to increase the appeal beyond the fast flow of the park, and it will be getting some 'beginner' level obstacles as well, to help make it more approachable for beginners.
We've (Misiano Skateparks) already donated the design and engineering, as well as the permit to do the addition. The City Engineer has also stepped up to help make the project go smoothly and oversee the work.
With a $7000 goal, we've already raised over $2500, which is enough to complete the first section of add-ons. Contact the skatepark to find out how to help out. Below is a link to the coverage in the Daytona News Journal:
We at Misiano Skateparks have donated all of the grind edges for the park expansion, including the hand rails and other lips.
Misiano Skateparks crew moving along with the Private Bowl in Florida
The drain is in and the first inspection is complete. Moving on.. Formwork and dirt being done now. Slow process.. This one is being done with Tax Return money (private funding) and will move along in slow steps. Bowl soon.
Young Kadell surveys the site. Soon he'll be skating his own backyard bowl!
Misiano Crew Returns to The Woodlands TX to build ANOTHER skatepark...
After building 2 skateparks in The Woodlands last year (Forestgate and Lakeside), Harpers Landing Skatepark is now complete! New 8' bowl, with a 5' shallow end, Tedder Stone Pool coping and tile. Here's some shots of Jeremy Smith and Tony Misiano Skating..
Fredericksburg TX Skatepark Community Meeting
On August 18th, The Boys and Girls Club hosted and Tony Misiano presented Misiano Skateparks' design concepts for the upcoming Fredericksburg TX Skatepark. The orignal park in Fredericksburg has been closed for quite some time now and the locals are ready for a new park! Coming soon...
Longmont Park Repairs are complete! Park Scheduled to re-open on 8/17/12
The Misiano Skateparks crew is finished repairing all of the wooden ramps at the Longmont Recreation Center in Colorado. The original ramps were built by Mountain Ramps and were built using interior grade plywood (white pine). The bottom of each ramp eventually rotted from standing water. The Misiano crew took each ramp apart, repaired the wood rot using pressure treated wood, and re-assembled the ramps. The park will stay open until the city can arrange the funding to replace the out-dated ramps with a new concrete park!
For all of you who thought it was a bad idea to save these ramps, they were all in pretty good shape and this was done on a shoestring budget (remaining annual maintenance budget). The intent was to save the location of the skatepark which is a very popular bike and scooter park. In the past, when parks like this close, they have the potential to become parking lots and other city storage, and then never again return to being a skatepark location. Longmont plans to replace this park in concrete, adding to their master plan to have several skate spots around town. Re-opening August 17, 2012!
LONGMONT, COLORADO SKATEPARK GETS A FACELIFT!
The Misiano Skateparks crew will be re-building one of the two recently closed skateparks in Longmont, CO. After hearing about the recent closing of two of the skateparks in Longmont, tbe Misiano crew reached out to the city and convinced them that A park is better than NO park.
Using the remaining maintenance budget for the year, Misiano Skateparks will re-build the rotten wood ramps and re-use ramps from the other park to combine and make a few new features.
This park renovation will provide a temporary solution to the city for providing a suitable skatepark, and should give the old park a new lease on life... until the City is able to obtain grant funding for and all new park in 2013.
Construction begins early August!
WE GOT THAT PERMIT! Yes a permit to build a backyard concrete bowl in Florida. Only from Misiano Skateparks. Call for details.
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Steve Workman - Indy Air at Metro Skateboard Academy. Metro was the FIRST Misiano Skateparks design/build skatepark. It is still open daily. Air conditioned! Located in Orlando on LB MCLeod Rd. Check it out when it's raining, or too hot to be outside.. any time. Penrose pool coping and Russian Birch.
"Los Fresnos Skatepark Drawing Area Riders Daily"- Raul Garcia Jr.
VALLEYWOOD MAGAZINE PUT OUT A GREAT WRITEUP OF THE LOS FRESNOS SKATEPARK WITH PHOTOS OF LOCAL SKATERS AND BIKERS ENJOYING. THANKS RAUL!
From the Archives: DREW KARKOS IN BALANCE SKATE MAG
Misiano Skateparks' Head Foreman, Drew Karkos in early 90's Magazine coverage!
Thanks to Balance Skate Mag
Skaters for Public Skateparks
Misiano Skateparks would like to thank Carter Dennis and Skaters-for-Public-Skateparks for all of their work. They provide a valuable resource for skaters and skatepark builders alike in helping communities get skateparks built. Check out their recent article on skateparks for under $100,000. We're featured in it several times. Click above to visit their site or type in your browser: http://www.skatepark.org
MISIANO SKATEPARKS APPLIES FOR FIRST LEGAL FLORIDA PERMIT TO BUILD A CONCRETE BOWL IN A PRIVATE BACKYARD... BEFORE THE BOWL IS BUILT.
* FOR DECADES, SKATEBOARD ENTHUSIASTS HAVE BEEN BUILDING BACKYARD SKATEBOARD STRUCTURES. 9 TIMES OUT OF 10 THE FATE OF THE RAMP IS DECIDED BY THE NEIGHBOR WHO IS FED UP WITH THE NOISY WOODEN STRUCTURE NEXT DOOR, AND THEY USUALLY INVOLVE THE LOCAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO ENFORCE THEIR DECISION.
WE AT MISIANO SKATEPARKS HAVE DECIDED TO INVOLVE THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FROM THE BEGINNING AND DO IT RIGHT! GET A PERMIT!
IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A SKATE BOWL OR RAMP IN YOUR YARD, CALL US. WE CAN SAVE YOU A LOT OF TROUBLE AND HEART ACHE.
The crew pours hotspring pools in the Nude
... We didn't really work in the NUDE, we built some hotspring pools at a "clothing optional" colony in Colorado. The Valley View Hotsprings at Orient Land Trust now have two new hotspring pools done in skatepark grade shotcrete. A fun extra job with a lot of laughs.
COMING SOON TO COLORADO. GO FOR A STRIP AND A DIP.
Congratulations Riley Patterson!
We are proud to announce the sponsorship of skater, Riley Patterson, a young up and coming ripper from Orlando. Riley has been making his way through local Florida contest scene with the support of his Dad Jeff Patterson, Orlando fireman and very good OG vert skater. Jeff Patterson, a personal friend of the Misiano's also helped us out by volunteering his time every day of our Metro Skateboard Academy construction project in Orlando Florida (now him and Riley skate there free all of the time..) Right on guys! Way to go Riley!
Pool Coping for Skateparks
There are several brands of Pool Coping but only a few are made FOR skateboarding. Tedderstone is great pool coping.
Crew member Jeremy Smith tests out the pool coping during construction of the Buena Vista skatepark.
Thanks to Bones Wheels and Bearings for their Support
Misiano Skateparks Decks are available.
We don't really sell our skateboards, but we hand them out to locals in the cities that we build parks in. Available in 7.75, 8 and 8.25.
Owner Tony Misiano hands out Misiano Skateboards and Bones Wheels to the locals who saw the skatepark effort through (Buena Vista, CO).
Here's a link to the article in the Chaffee County Times dated June 14, 2012
The Woodlands Texas gives thumbs up
Here's a nice writeup from a local paper in The Woodlands, Texas, where we built 2 skateparks last year (Forestgate and Lakeside).
Skatepark Designer Tony Misiano holds public design input meetings for the new skatepark in Buena Vista, Colorado.
This week, Designer Tony Misiano flew to beautiful Buena Vista Colorado to hold a public design input meeting. One of the most important jobs as skatepark builders is to be ambassadors to skateboarding. The purpose of the meeting is to invite ideas and creativity of the local skaters, and discuss goals and designs that we have coming into the project. "The locals are the ones who this park is for. They should be involved in the process from start to finish."-Misiano
Local Skater and Senior in Buena Vista's Alternative High School, Caleb Green and his friends met to discuss the plans for the new park. Caleb grew up skating the outdated metal frame/skatelite ramps at their current park, so he decied to get involved. As part of his public involvement project, Caleb spearheaded the fundraising efforts by helping to fill out the GOCO grant application. Misiano made it a point to keep Caleb involved throughout the design/build construction process so he could witness the changes first hand. Caleb also got to test the park out during construction, which is an experience that he'll take with him from the entire journey of getting his hometown skatepark built.
Misiano to provide voice of Mike in skate cartoon
Owner Tony Misiano just returned from San Diego, where he flew for the weekend to provide the voiceover for the new Kleeman and Mike cartoon, a cartoon about two skateboarding kids with a backyard halfpipe, created by friend of over 25 years and life-long skater, Randy Christopher. If you go to the website now, you won't find anything but a small animation. The pilot cartoon is coming soon...
Skatepark Guru - Troy Nichols joins the crew!
Misiano Skateparks would like to welcome Troy Nichols to the crew. Troy comes to us from 8 years of skatepark building in Florida, Colorado & parts of Europe. Troy's knowledge of the industry are key to our successful growth as a company. Troy is very focused on generating leads for the next big job, and his organizational skills help to snap the crew into shape. Whatever he isn't able to communicate verbally, he'll occasionally explode in a day-long frenzy of crazyness. Best description of Troy =Passion for quality.. with a dash of crazy. Welcome to the crew Troy!
Misiano flies to Los Fresnos for skatepark pre-construction meeting
Designer Tony Misiano flew to Los Fresnos TX this weekend to meet with the City Manager, site Engineers and the local GC on the project to discuss the construction schedule for the upcoming skatepark project. The city opted not to have a design input since our design was unanimously chosen by the local skate committee.
Skatepark Designer Tony Misiano meets with the locals in The Woodlands TX
Misiano Skateparks held two public design input meetings in The Woodlands TX this past week, at Forestgate and Lakeside Skateparks. Misiano will replace the outdated metal modular ramps with pour in place concrete skate elements and he's involving the locals in the planning. "It's important to involve the locals in the process." says Owner Tony Misiano. "We all skate and we all have good ideas of what would be fun to skate. If you give the people a chance to give their input, they will take a sense of ownership and pride in the work."
Local skater Kevin Lane helped to organize the outcome and Project Manager Jon Krenytzky of The Woodlands came through with Pizza and Sodas. Since then, Kevin joined the Misiano Skateparks crew and has quickly become a valued member of the team.
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