Vans opened an indoor park, Skate Space 198, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to features proposed by the local New York City skate community, the park is designed with a mix of materials and textures.
“We built this space with a skateboarding-first mindset but, as we continue to grow, we want to keep our ear to the ground and listen to what the community wants in order to tailor programming to this neighborhood,” said Justin Villano, Van’s senior marketing manager of action sports.
“We designed Vans Skate Space 198 as a space that reflects the unique culture of Brooklyn and the skaters that call New York home,” said Zach Sheats, Vans Americas brand marketing manager, Skateboarding. “Vans has always been dedicated to creative expression within skateboarding and beyond. This is reflected in the new skatepark as the brand has kept local skate and street culture in mind throughout the entire process.”
Photo courtesy Vans