Tulane City Center partnered with New Orleans City Park to provide project definition and design analysis for a skateboarding and roller derby facility existing in the park’s master plan. With much input from local skateboarding and roller derby communities, the TCC focused on developing a proposal that would guide City Park in their efforts to build a facility that would rank among the best in the nation. The proposal envisions phased development of the site to balance issues of construction costs, revenue generation, and recreational opportunities.
The design concept developed for the site chosen within the park embraces the landscape, elongating and extending skateable elements across the site. In addition to freestyle skating and roller derby practice, the design accommodates youth skateboard and roller skate camps, Big Easy Rollergirls bouts, skateboarding competitions, and various urban-recreational and music events. The skate park is a project in a larger ongoing partnership between City Park and the TCC.
Nick Marshall, advising professor
Julie Kaminski, consultant
Seth Welty, TCC intern
Amarit Dulyapaibul, TCC intern
Dan Etheridge, TCC support