the kona school and go skate day in hemming plaza
Grassroot efforts to bring excitement and events to activate downtown Jacksonville seems to be happening more and more, with the latest one happening this past weekend – Downtown’s First Food Truck Rally. We were bummed to miss it, while the entire office was in Atlanta for the MA12 modern home tour, but from everything thing we’ve read/seen/ heard it was a huge success bringing hundreds into the core, even with the rain. Here’s to the city officials and government to making it easier for these events to happen, keeping in mind that one way to help be a part of downtown revitalization is to just get out of the way….
Speaking of that, the next main downtown event is set for Thursday, June 21st – Go Skate Day in Hemming Plaza. There’s a few reasons why we love this event – it’s skating, it activates Hemming Plaza, and it benefits the Kona School, a school that provides a new way of thinking about education. We’ve completed an initial design for the school that incorporates skate ramps, sustainability, and shipping containers – providing spaces to study, learn, eat, and of course, skate. There’s quite a bit of work to do before the project breaks ground, and part of that is fundraising. Huge thanks to PB&J for stepping in and organizing the huge event. Signs point to it being epic.
Take a look at a few images of the proposed school below, watch the video, and visit the Kona School website to learn more about the school.