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!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

*** Please Help our DIY Brothers in Oakland! ***

Cal Trans, the equivalent of MoDot in Cali, has already destroyed The Spot and Bordertown is slated next...

There is something you can do! Sign this petition by clicking here
Stopping this will set a standard for all other DIY projects in the country, including our own park. KHVT has been hard at work on getting some new spots together for the skaters of the City and are on the verge breaking ground, Legally!!! Stay tuned on more info and sneak peaks at the proposed spots!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1 good bridge troll...

Drew has been helping at the bridge since the 1st barrier we moved and poured in 2009, he has mixed crete on boiling hot days, shoveled on big concrete pours, given ideas, and materials..

Thanks to you Mr. Etzkorn for being a good friend of KHVT, and always bringing a shred on the bridge.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

***Toast Skateboards and Trife Street Night session on Sept. 9th!!!***

Toast Skateboards along with our DIY brothers from Memphis, Trife Street, will be doing an in store autograph session and Mini Ramp Demo at St. Louis newest Skateshop, No Coast Skateboards on the evening of September 9th followed by an Epic night lite session at our Bridge!!!
Check these links for more info...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

KHVT in Popular Mechanics!!

OK, so they didn't find a cure for cancer or resolve the ongoing crisis in Libya. But the founders of the Kingshighway Skatepark still get a shot-out in the August issue of Popular Mechanics -- they're one of ten sets of Hometown Heroes honored for showing the rest of us "Ten Ways to Change the World (Starting in Your Own Backyard)."

The DIY skatepark -- winner of the RFT's 2010 "Best Place to Skate" award and written up in this blog post -- is honored for the way it turned "derelict land" into something positive for the community.

Founders Zac DelCortivo and Kyle Crandall earn special praise.
As Popular Mechanics explains,

The space beneath a city bridge can be a dumping ground and a magnet for crime and sketchy characters. The area under the Kingshighway Bridge in St. Louis was like that. But skateboarders Zac DelCortivo and Kyle Crandall saw opportunity there. They held fundraisers -- a concert, an art show and more -- to pay for materials...and started building a monster DIY skate park.
The story, sadly, isn't online -- but you can find the magazine on newsstands now. Other Hometown Heroes showing us slackers ways to change the world are Seattleites who opened a tool library, a Wisconsin dude who repairs old bikes and donates them to the needy and Jordan Grant of Columbia, Missouri, a National Guard member who served in Iraq and now builds computers and gives them away to people too poor to afford one.

And what have you done to change the world lately???