Department of Streets Todd Waelterman. Since he is in charge of all the streets in the entire city, he is involved in almost all aspects of city planning and with all the City officials including the Mayor. The fact that he stands with us in the quest for more free public skate opportunity's in the City is a milestone and will definitely help our cause! They are starting to listen to us and we are constantly scheduling more meetings to plead our case. The political process is long and drawn out but we at KHVT vow to see it through till the shredding end!!! KHVT would like to send out a THANK YOU to Mr. Waelterman and his assistant Mary Dusold.
KHVT is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the construction of free public skateboard parks in the St. Louis, Mo. area, and to promoting skateboarding as a fun, healthy activity for both youths and adults.
KHVT was founded in support of the Kinghighway D.I.Y. skatespot, built between 2009 and 2015 by local skateboarders under the South Kinghshighway viaduct. When "the bridge" was demolished in July 2015, St. Louis was left with no free public skateparks. Since then, KHVT has built one new park, the Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Garden, and is working to create even more. Donations of time, labor, materials and money are welcome!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
CAMERA ANGLE SIX from Hermann's Hole on Vimeo.
Here is some footy from last years Skatefest campout contest to wet your appetite... remember since this footage was shot almost a year ago that the terrain at the hole has expanded! Check out http://hermannshole.blogspot.com/ for more....
MAY 13th-15th, 2011
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The Hermann's Hole Skatefest III is a 3 day campout celebration of Hermann Hole's 3rd birthday. In the past it has been an invite only event but this year we will be opening up to the public for the weekend! Hermann's Hole is the Midwest's best and most exclusive DIY skatepark. This is a rare chance to experience the Hermann's Hole in all its thrashing glory!!! We are expecting skaters from all over the U.S. so make your arrangements to get there now!!! Check out http://hermannshole.blogspot.com/ for more info and pics!!
P.S. A few more tons of crete was poured at the Hole last week so even the HH vets will have something new to SK8!!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Thursday, April 21 Noon
The Pour is on for tomorrow but the plans have changed a little... sry... Truck should arrive around noon with 3 yds. We will need plenty of people, shovels and wheel barrows to move the crete into place. Bring any shovels, gloves, wheel barrows, people and trowels or mags you might have if you wanna get down. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Here is a great example of a Community Skategarden Project. This is almost exactly what we at KHVT are trying to do in St. Louis. A project like this not only makes a great place to skate for skaters by skaters but it also breaks down a lot of the social barriers between skaters and there community by bringing everyone together for a common goal! Check out the link above.
Monday, April 18, 2011
This Thursday April 21 we will be pouring a few yards of crete into the shallow pocket and wall plus the manny. Truck should be there around 730am. All help would be greatly appreciated! Bring any tools, i.e. wheel barrows, trowels, shovels and of course muscle.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Check out this EPIC tale on the SPS website. Thanks out to local KHVT hero Cam Jones for writting this article and Carter Dennis from SPS for giving us the opportunity!!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Don't forget this Saturday night the 16th is a Nightlite session! We will be down at the bridge around 8pm with the generator and lights! Also Team Onion will be in the house with a second genny for even more lights!!!
Saturday April 23 @ Ramp Riders
KING of S.K.A.T.E. comp.
May 13-15 @ Hermann's Hole
Hermann Skatefest III
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
There have been a lot of rumors flying about our future... Fear not noble skaters!!! Todd Waelterman, Director of the St. Louis Street Department and Joe Vollmer Alderman of the 10th ward say our bridge still has at least 2 years left and they are willing to work with us towards building new spots!!!! If ya don't belive check the most recent article about us in the St. Louis Beacon. So why not finish what we started until our new plans are final? The shallow end pocket is formed and ready!! We are planning on pouring on April 21 or 22 so stay tuned for more info!!!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sk8 101 class last Sunday went great! Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen and everyone who came out and participated!!! The next Free sk8 class is Sunday May 8th at 1pm. We will have snacks, drinks and hands on instruction open to people of all ages!!!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Check out this article written about us in the Beacon by Matthew Bird-Meyer and photos by our very own Andy Wissman!