Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

In Los Angeles last weekend, a neighborhood street echoed with the sound of soaring swing-sets, clattering skateboards, and the buoyant brass of a Mariachi band.

 

"Have you ever had a bad day from being outside?"

It’s early—very early—and the low morning light is just beginning to pass through the dense foliage overhead. You can’t hear much above the chatter of the stream over stone, just the wind, when it picks up, and the occasional birdcall.

The tempo is rising for Esperanza Spalding.

There's the aerial, the kickflip, and the ollie, the tailslide, railslide, noseslide, and the McTwist. But in many neighborhoods, the toughest trick in the book is simply finding a place to skate. 

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