The Maroon • March 29, 2021 • https://loyolamaroon.com/10031482/life-times/parisite-skate-park-forges-community/
Parisite skate park forges community
One skater pushes off as another watches on at Parisite DIY Skatepark. Skate parks serve as a hub for people to get together and practice their tricks and skills. Photo credit: Hannah Renton
Valerie Cronenbold and Cristo Dulom
Parisite DIY Skate Park is a public, safe space for those interested in the sport of wheels and trunks. It is New Orleans’s first skater-built park, which often hosts Ladies Nights with live DJs for ambience.
Skaters of all abilities and experience levels can come together at the skate park to dig into the many different features that it offers.
Often filled with young crowds, its ramps and quarter pipes exist for leisure and sport, ready for those willing to brave any fall.
On top of skating and live DJs, many people find a community at Parisite, bonding with others by bringing their dogs and filming their tricks for social media.