Ghana will finally get the skate park it deserves. Freedom Skate Park, set to open in Accra in July 2021, will be a state-of-the-art skate park that comes with Wi-Fi.
American-Ghanaian designer Virgil Abloh, who also serves as Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic director, is part of the international project, as reported by Vogue.
Over the last decade, skateboarding in Ghana has attracted international attention thanks to the Skate Nation crew, Surf Ghana, an NGO that supports outdoor sports in the West African country, and the pan-African fashion label, Daily Paper Clothing.
Get our Collection Capsule made with love in collaboration with @dailypaper to help fundraise the first ever skate park in Ghana!— Surf Ghana (@Surf_Ghana) January 17, 2021
There are an estimated 4,000 full-on skate parks around the world but only 10 in Africa.
“With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date,” Jefferson Osei, co-founder of the Daily Paper Clothing released in a statement. “More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities.”