On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Parisite Skatepark—on the corner of Pleasure St. and Paris Ave. under the I-610 overpass—a project manager from the City of New Orleans met with an architect and leaders of the park to discuss its expansion.
The park, which was sanctioned by the City in 2015, has been built in phases. Skylar Fein, the park’s founder, and Julian Welliz designed the phases with input from the skaters themselves. Parisite is a “DIY” skate park meaning it is funded, designed and maintained by the people who use it.
“These designs that are winding their way through the permitting process started with the skaters and are working their way through the city, through the state, through DOTD, to make sure that they are up to code and everything is safe, but the park users are really getting what they want,” Fein said.