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Levi’s® Skateboarding in association with Byrrrh & Skate present: “We’re back”, a local DIY skate build in Anderlecht, Brussels, designed and constructed by Yousef Abaoud.
Youssef, a local skate enthusiast from Dour, first started his journey with DIY skate parks after the only indoor skate park closed its doors in Brussels back in 2005.
Using donated wood, Youssef repurposed it to build his first indoor skate park in an abandoned building - where Byrrrh was born.
A few months after opening, Youssef had to pack up and leave when the building was taken over by new owners.
The same thing happened to his second DIY indoor skate park.
Determined to make it happen for good, in 2016, Youssef set out on a mission to create a permanent indoor skate park where all skaters from Brussels and beyond, could visit throughout the year.
Made up of donated wood, confiscated skate obstacles, recycled waste and concrete, the 945m2 park underneath the railway arches is an open space that offers itself to all skaters: any age, any level, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
With the support of Levi’s® Skateboarding and many friends, the new Byrrrh park opened on May 6th with a big kick-off event.
There were a number of small events and activities held throughout the day including; an under 18 skate competition, 18+ cash prize skate competition, live music by La Jungle, a photography exhibition about the Byrrrh story, as well as food, drink and good times!
Byrrrh & Skate