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In August 2019, we constructed Hungary’s first real concrete skatepark in the capital of Budapest. The skatepark is located downtown on Erzsébet Square, the largest green area in Budapest’s inner city. The project was made possible thanks to the Hungarian Skateboard Federation and the locals from Alap Deszkàk and Rios Crew who worked alongside us throughout the entire project.
Budapest is home to a productive skate-scene, largely thanks to the Alap and Rios crews with both responsible for several DIY skateparks spread throughout the city. The few government-financed skateparks have previously ended up in the hands of the inexperienced companies with staff who have never ridden a skateboard. The Hungarian skate-scene is a great example of what can be achieved if skateboarders unite and put in the work it takes to make a government understand the importance of skateboarding and skateparks within its country. And importantly parks designed and constructed by those with an understanding of the specific requirements of skateparks.
photo credit: Joshua Fabrin
“The non-profit organisation Wonders Around The World company have decades of experience and numerous references in the field of skatepark construction. It should be highlighted that they gladly involve the local youth during the constructions, and with that they transfer their construction knowledge to the following generations. The skatepark they constructed in Budapest is a big success. We would highly recommend Wonders Around the World team because they have an excellent attitude in both expertise and in their community work. Working with them was a pleasure and we are all happy and proud we made this dream come true, together.”
Marta Kallay, President Hungarian Skateboard Federation