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Old 12-20-06, 11:22 AM
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Any one live in Kent, WA?

Just in case you do, and you didn't know about it (fairly unlikely), this place is getting close to completion:

https://www.wildliferecreation.org/ww..._Hill__X__Park

I go past here almost every day, the photo in the link does not even begin to show the BMX stuff. If anyone is interested, I'll take pics and add them later.

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Pretty cool. I hope more towns start putting up parks like that, so many places just throw up a couple grass parks with tennis courts and a baseball field and pretend that's all the entire population of the town needs.
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Yeah, I kept passing it thinking it was just something for climbers then spotted the halfpipe being put in. I guess I'll go take photos. Funny thing is that it's being put in right next to a senior citizen retirement community!

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Originally Posted by East Hill
Funny thing is that it's being put in right next to a senior citizen retirement community!

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Get the old folks out on some Rampars, PK Rippers and Stingrays to show those young whippersnappers a thing or two about old school.
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I like the name, X Park. You know it's for eXtreme things because it has an "X" in it.

Can't really see much from the tiny photo, but it sounds like fun.
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Old 12-21-06, 02:19 PM
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that looks well worth the drive
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I couldn't take photos of the whole thing--too muddy around the back part--and the workmen are still there putting more stuff in. When it's finished and open to the public I'll climb on something tall and take a few more photos. Fantomas, I think it would be worth the drive, but not yet! Unless you just want to check it out for yourself. I asked one of the men working there if he knew when it was supposed to be officially open; he thought it was supposed to be in the spring of 2007.

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I wish i lived by that.

I really need to tone it down with the similies, however you spell that.
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That park looks amazing, i swear there isn't such a thing as a full pipe at all in the UK
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park looks incredibly delicious
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I'll take it.
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Wow. If I lived in one of those houses I'd probably be at the park half the day every day between may and october

How far is that from LA?
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Old 12-22-06, 02:55 AM
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MadMan2k, according to Google:

Total distance: 1125.7 mi
Estimated time: 16 Hours, 18 Minutes

Most of the houses in the background are the senior citizen retirement community. Some of them (the cream coloured ones) are apartments, though.


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Heh, looks like it won't be in easy driving distance even if I move there either
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Makes me wish we had a decent park to make up for our crappy street.

Our park consists of a bowl, and a few ledges/stairs.
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Nah, you'd have to be in Puget Sound at least to make it easy! Best bet is to wait to move here until you become a geezer and move into the SCRC .

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We've got one of the 'bowl/ledges/stairs' down on the Interurban Trail in the Kent Valley. It's not very exciting.

I still don't know why we have something this spectacular up here on the East Hill. Not going to complain about it though, I'll just enjoy.

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Originally Posted by East Hill
We've got one of the 'bowl/ledges/stairs' down on the Interurban Trail in the Kent Valley. It's not very exciting.

I still don't know why we have something this spectacular up here on the East Hill. Not going to complain about it though, I'll just enjoy.

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Well you could always move it to Smithtown so I can enjoy it, and then you can complain.
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well actually im lucky livermore is getting the 2nd public bmx only skatepark OR bikepark, designed by my boys ben brasfeild (S&M flow,demolition).and my other good freind kevin kiraly (redline pro team). but back to the point. that park looks sick i love that death rail they have on the full pipe thing.
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