Skate Park at The Village

Make It Right Solar designed a unique solar installation to power the skate part at The Village in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.

DEWeezy project, the skatepark will serve as a New Orleans destination for action sports lifestyle enthusiasts, providing residents and visitors with an opportunity to “DEW® you” on and off the multi-level skatepark features. Designed and built by renowned skatepark developer California Skateparks and landscape architect Tim Duggan of the Make It Right Foundation, under the direction of GLU Agency, the eco-friendly skatepark was designed to mirror the landscape of the Lower Ninth Ward.

  • The main floor of the indoor park represents a portion of the street grid around The Village, with a line down the center representing Caffin Avenue. Connecting bank and quarter pipe end pieces at either end of the park represent the Mississippi River and the Bayou Bienvenue.
  • The park’s solar power array was designed and built by Make It Right Solar, and pervious concrete was installed to prevent flooding.
  • Well-known New Orleans artist, Lionel Milton, was commissioned to paint a mural inside the park.