Soon to Open: A Skate Park in Cainta, Rizal

Get ready to do that ollie.

Looks like we'll have a few more skateboarders like Margielyn Didal (2018 Asian Games Women's Street Skateboarding Gold Medalist), in the future. In a Facebook post on September 24, Mayor Johnielle Keith "Kit" Nieto of Cainta, Rizal, shared the perspectives of one of the local government's newest projects—One Cainta Skate Park. According to him, construction starts in January 2019. There are no further details as of writing, but it already looks promising.


Skateboarders have long lobbied for an exclusive space where they can practice their tricks. So far, the country has five popular skate parks: Palaboy Skate Camp and Lapu-Lapu Skate Park, both in Cebu; CamSur Skate Park in Bicol; CoG - Center of Gravity Skate Park in Pampanga; and Mountain Dew Skate Park in Circuit, Makati. But due to the lack of special places where skateboarders can practice or perform, they often just make the most out of the available spots here in the Metro at the risk of being scolded (or worse, shoeed away) by police officers.

"[Skateboarding] is big, not just in the Philippines, not just in Asia, but in the entire world," 19-year-old Didal said in an interview in August. "Skateboard is fun. Skateboard should be everywhere!"

This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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