Epworth Skatepark: Why we do what we do
Back in February we had a new crew member join our team, Jesse Clayton, owner of the East coast based company Fifth Pocket Design. Jesse is responsible for a lot of the DIY & public skateparks in and around Philadelphia like Pop's Skatepark & Grays Ferry Skatepark. When Jesse joined our team he brought to us a project he had designed in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We were more than happy to contract for the construction portion.
The skatepark is public and located on the property of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. The park features a fun bowl with pool coping and a street section in the parking lot where there used to be wood ramps.
This was certainly not our largest or most intricate project, but the outpouring of gratitude & enthusiasm from the local skate community was truly unparalleled. Shortly after the completion of construction we received a letter from one of the heads of the skatepark committee that reads as follows:
"Everything with our project worked out incredibly well because Evergreen is such a phenomenal company. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of your work or the professionalism of your employees. Besides that, you are all really great people who we were very happy to meet! The skaters here are ecstatic and enjoying the park in large numbers. As I’m sure you can imagine, not everyone at Epworth thought that being home to a skate park was a great idea. Between the aesthetic appeal of the park and the number of kids who are enjoying it, I think that we’ve won over a lot of people. I’m so glad that we connected with your company. All of you seem to be following a heartfelt calling. I’m happy for you and how fulfilled you must be by your work, stressful though it must be at times. You leave behind you incredible places that provide hours of joy and countless friendships forged." Susan Selph- Skate Epworth, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
It was incredibly special to have had our mission as a company and our passion for our work come across & be so evident to the local people involved in this project. And this, this is truly WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO!