Date: October 29, 2003
Byline: Press Release
Press Release: November 2003 issue of On Video Magazine
Fountain Valley, CA (411 Productions) Few skate spots on Earth can claim the notoriety of Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Plaza, a.k.a. LOVE Park. Its granite surface and benches, its city-center location and open design, and its appearance in countless videos and magazine articles have made it the focal point of East-Coast skateboarding. Love Story The Saga Of A Skate Landmark.
Recognized around the world for being a hub of skateboarding activity, the fanfare and tourism created by Love's skateboarding residents wasn't enough for city leaders to keep the park accessible to skateboarders. In 2001, skateboarding was outlawed in Love Park and has since remained a political battlefield for skateboarders and politicians. Recent negotiations between the politically active skateboarders, youth organizations and Philly's municipal government have produced positive results leading to the eventual re-opening of this landmark to skateboarding. Ricky Oyola, Stevie Williams, Josh Kalis, Kerry Getz, Tim O'Connor, and a host of local notables tell the tale of this legendary landmark.
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