Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has spent a lot of time in Detroit recently, and on Sunday, he spent it back on a skateboard at a new park in the city.
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In photos on Twitter, Hawk showed off his skills at what appears to be the new skate park at Riverside Park in southwest Detroit along the Detroit River.
The photos were taken by Detroit photographer Joe Gall, also known as Camera Jesus.
Thanks to @CameraJesus for capturing me in motion today in and around Detroit. I can’t begin to explain how frightening handrails are for me these days, considering my AARP status and long dormant street skills. 👴🏼🛹⚠️ pic.twitter.com/pcYLTXrXxn
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 3, 2019
In November, Hawk announced he was starting a brand and creative agency called D/CAL which had offices in both Detroit and San Diego. He had also helped design a temporary skatepark in downtown Detroit near Cadillac Square.
Hawk also announced in November that his foundation would work to bring and build new non-proit skate parks to the state, with targeted areas in several metro Detroit counties.
“We’re very excited about our partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation,” said Tony Hawk. “Having helped create eight skate parks in the region over the past fifteen years, we believe the Built to Play Skatepark Program offers unprecedented resources for eligible communities to build new skate parks for their youth.”