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Philadelphia - Paine's Park

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Designed by Anthony Bracali and Brian Nugent, Paine’s Park is not a replacement for LOVE Park. It is an evolution of the lessons about skateboarding in public space, the development of new ideas about recreation and public space in cities and towns around the world, and something new altogether: a beautiful public gathering point on a priceless site that welcomes skateboarding as its primary reason for being.


Rebecca Roberts

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
This skate park was friendly for three year olds to ride around. It was really enjoyable to have a mix of ages and skills. Would recommend for everyone into this sorry of thing or someone just interested in active people watching.

Richard Friend

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
This is less of a skatepark and more of a park were skateboarding is allowed. It's a fun spot but it definitely takes some time to get used to. The layout emphasizes aesthetic a lot more than being skateable (IE large cracks right before ledges, sharp metal edges on all transition and really only skatable in one direction). If you're in the area check it out, but it looks a lot better in photos.

Sammy LeFevre

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
Hottest spot in Philly. Shred it up in the skate park, enjoy the river, and the walking trains. We spend all day there when we goto Philly. The coolest people roll in there.

Freddy Palacios

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Amazing sk8 park much go bck

Andy Kraft

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
The park is somewhere near the art museum. THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER ON CHESTNUT ST ARE WRONG. The address is near Drexel and the phone number is a hair salon. If you are going here do not attempt to drive. There is absolutely nowhere to park. As a lifelong skater and resident of suburban Philly I was stoked when I had to go to Center City for work. I grabbed my board wore my skate shoes and had a T from my local skate shop to represent. I was all set...or maybe not. It is listed on GPS at Ben Franklin pkwy and MLK Blvd. Its not there. I did not see any signs directing people to the park. After driving in circles around the museum (don't go down MLK you cant turn around for 2 miles) I ran into some skaters who said "its just off the trail." I never knew there was a trail in center city. Finally I went down a road that I thought led to the trail and landed on 676 headed to NJ. I gave up at that point got off at Broad St and headed to Ambler to skate. This review is based on the location not the park. I hope to skate there someday and then I'll leave a better review.

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