In this episode of Build Woodward, we’re diving deep into the history of The Cage, a massive wooden skate park built in 1998 at Woodward PA. The Cage was originally designed for a street contest as part of an XGames qualifying event called B3 which was short for “bikes, boards, and blades” and featured BMX, skateboarding, and inline skating. The massive Wooden park was built on top of an old tennis court at camp and its name “The Cage” was inspired by the 12-foot fence that surrounded the area.
After almost 20 years, the park has started to deteriorate and keeping it safe to ride each year has become a challenge. Under the guidance of Woodward Brand Manager and skate legend Neal Hendrix and our ramp builder Nate Wessel, the decision was made to tear down The Cage and build a brand-new concrete skate park in its place. In this episode, we pay tribute to the historic Wooden park, take a sneak peek at the design of the new concrete park and then absolutely demolish The Cage.