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Annapurna Skatepark is a community skatepark in Nepal's second largest city, Pokhara, accommodating the growing demand for safe spaces for skateboarding in the country. In April 2017, an international group of professional skatepark builders joined local youth in Pokhara to construct a 500m² international standard skatepark for everyone to enjoy.
Make Life Skate Life secured donated land as well as permission from the municipality of Pokhara, and raised funds through an online fundraiser to construct the skatepark. Experienced skatepark builders volunteered from all around the world to participate constructions and share their knowledge with local volunteers.
In May 2017, after completion of Annapurna Skatepark, female collective Refurb Skate from New Zealand hosted a workshop for three weeks to introduce girls to skateboarding and encourage them to appropriate the space for themselves. A locally run free of charge loaner system at Annapurna Skatepark is set in place, enabling all youth access to skateboarding equipment and safety gear, regardless of economic standing.
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