Paine’s Park

DESCRIPTION

Bittenbender Construction served as the general contractor to build Paine’s Park, a 2.5-acre, mixed-use skateboard park situated along the Schuylkill Banks adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art within Fairmount Park. The mission of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund (FPSF) is to advocate and fund the development of free, public places to skateboard in the Philadelphia area, and to provide educational programming opportunities through skateboarding to local youth. Site Work included construction of various concrete features, including concrete slabs, cantilever retaining walls, storm water management systems, stairways, platforms and planters with close attention paid to the “skate-ability” of the finish work throughout the park.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TYPE Mixed-Used Site
SIZE 2.5 acres
COMPLETION DATE May 2013
CLIENT / OWNER Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund (FPSF), City of Philadelphia, Parks & Recreation
OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE NorthStar Advisors
DESIGN TEAM Friday Architects/Planners, Synterra, Ltd., Grindline Skateparks, Brian Nugent of SkateNerd and Pennoni