The need for an indoor skatepark in Fort Wayne, Indiana is real, very real. The lack of outdoor activities in the winter makes the area skateboarders and BMX’ers very restless. 3 Years ago with the help of a local non-for-profit organization called “The Framework”, this vision became reality. An indoor facility known as “The New Republic Skatepark” opened its doors to the public in the fall of 2012.
The Fort Wayne Mini Ramp
This ramp roots are deeper than your very own family tree. This ramp has been a part of our scene since the year 1988. The ramp started out its life as a 16′ wide X 6′ high mini on the North side of the city in Shane Buell’s backyard (Concordia Gardens). In about 1995 it moved to the South-West side of town in Tym De Santos backyard. The Sweeney Skatepark was out of business just a few years earlier, and the metal from the Sweeny park was purchased & installed as the top layer.