CLEMENTE DIY

CLEMENTE DIY

Clemente DIY is a non-profit organization that was founded with fully donated resources of graytone. In 2013, the city of Grand Rapids granted use of a neglected set of tennis courts in the existing Roberto Clemente park and we began it all with a “Do It Yourself” attitude with a scattered collection of wooden skate ramps that has evolved over time into a community built, maintained, and funded concrete skatepark that has supported and grown the local skateboard scene exponentially. Over the years, our non-profit organization has successfully helped in the planning and building of two smaller scale skateparks within the city limits, legalized skateboarding in the streets, and coordinated events that included everything from fundraisers and skate comps to introduction to skateboarding and concrete construction for local youth. The end goal of this non-profit continues to be fundraising and assisting in the planning for a large scale professionally built park within the downtown city limits. The current logo was designed based on the focal skate feature in the park, a bump to fire hydrant, utilizing the hydrant’s form as the “T” in Clemente. The following imagery documents some of the timeline of this skatepark process, including graphics and posters from past events, and future plans.