pouring the future
About 30 minutes south of Athens, the river town of Pomeroy is being gifted a new skate park. Brewce Martin, the owner of Skatopia, was hired to complete the job. “Building another skate park is a dream come true for me and this is what I’ve been doing my whole life since the ‘70s,” he said.
A crew of volunteer workers from Skatopia, along with Zack Powell and Dave Covington from Athens, were there to help pour and finish the concrete. The plans were made, holes were dug, and the framing and rebar was placed.
"This whole thing was built with one pencil and one tape measure."
Tim Tice helped out with the measurements and dimensions of the park. “This whole thing was built with one pencil and one tape measure,” said Tim. Tim has lived over the U.S. and spent a large amount of time in California building Pro Skateboarder Bob Burnquist’s Mega Ramp.
“The bottom line is all communities need things to do, for the youth, the middle aged and the aged. It’s not just the young people. I’m trying to give people a place where they can go and skateboard, rollerblade or BMX,” said Brewce.
He added that kids in Pomeroy need something to believe in and not live off television, pharmaceuticals and politics. “All I want them to do is have a good life and skateboarding may help them have a good life."
Brewce also has future plans in Middleport, Ohio beginning in the spring. “That’s going to be 4 skate parks in Meigs County.”
The Pomeroy park has been in the making for about two months and a grand opening is going to be held on December 12, 2015.
Tim Tice summed up the building on the last day the concrete was poured. "I’m volunteering and I’m doing this for the youth to enjoy.” With a peanut bowl and a flow section, this park is going to be a draw for people all over Ohio and may be the foundation for a new scene in Pomeroy.