Greatest Park Never Built
Working Together to Create the Foundation
We are going on a city by city design spree. Collecting what we need to design the greatest park never built and we need your help. In each city, we will take suggestions from the parkour community on what is the best parkour spot past or present. Afterward, we do a community vote to determine which is the greatest and then open a discussion about what makes that spot so great.
The winner will then be digitized by Ukemi Parks into a 3d digital model and added to an ever-growing design. This will be an ongoing project that will eventually be shared in an online library. Giving everyone access to obstacle designs from all over the world.
Dame Du Lac, Vauxhall walls, and Freeway Park are all legendary spots but only two of them still exist. We want to protect what makes these spots great by creating a digital graveyard for all to see – a library that will help kickstart a conversation about more movement-friendly urban development.
The flagship for this project will be an integrated, continually growing design, that brings together elements from all the winning spots. The overall design will be reworked after every 3rd city and will act as a marker for the research conducted.
- Spot or obstacle can’t have been specifically made for parkour.
- If a spot decided by the community is too large we open a discussion about what makes the spot so good. This will allow us to identify a few key obstacles to digitize.
Our goal is to create an online resource to give every access to the designs from the best parkour spots on the planet. Integrating visions of the city from traceurs worldwide so together we can create The Greatest Park Never Built.
Next on the list – Edinburgh. To join in the discussion join our Ukemi Project Facebook group or keep your eye on our social media for updates. Each city will get its own blog and this post will act as a reference point for all of the cities done. So make sure to check back regularly to see our progress.