Brandan Vail of Your-Inn.com has been on his grind trying to get Mullaly Skatepark fixed up, enhanced and brought back to the great park it use to be. So to get the ball rolling he and Mullaly’s crew set up a booth at the 21st annual Bronx Parks Speak Up event at Lehman College.
The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (BCPGS), this day-long event draws over 250 Bronx residents, elected officials and agency personnel. It gives its attendees the chance to learn about government and non-government resources and participate in face-to-face discussions with city and local elected and appointed officials.
I believe this was the first time in many years that the BMX community in NYC has been represented in an organized way to the city and its a good step in the right direction. I did a quick video interview with Brendan and he talked about the plans for Mullaly’s.
About Mullaly Skate Park:
Mullaly Skatepark is New York City’s first skatepark.
It sits in the shadow of Yankee Stadium in the South Bronx’s Mullaly Park.
It has gone through many phases and changes throughout the years, but still remains after over 20 years, and is a world renowned home to bikers and skaters from all of the boroughs and beyond.
Victor Ortiz was the main man behind starting up the park, and it was later ran by Lou Perez, and currently Rob Ramos.
The park has been host to a number of events throughout the years including King of New York Contests, 2-Hip Events, and more.
In 2012 we registered the park as a non-profit organization and put the direction of the park back into the riders hands.