The skatepark search - Vila Franca de Xira skate bowl

Two Sundays ago was a bit of a journey and didn't exactly go as planned, but at least we nailed 4 parks that day. 

Our mission was to skate Apelação skatepark, but like you could see in our prior blog the skatepark wasn't in any skating condition. So we decided to head up to the bowl in Vila Franca de Xira instead. By accident we (I) got on the Vasco da Gama bridge and that is a bit of a f#ck up because it's the longest bridge in Europe. So basically it was a detour of about 34 kilometers if I wanted to turn back. So we decided to check out some parks on the other side of the Tejo. When we arrived at the park in Samora Correia we couldn't believe our eyes. A total disaster of a park. Basically the city hall handed it over to an architect who probably never built a skatepark before and who decided to pack it with unskateble rails and stairs. So we got back in the car and found ourselves on the way to the third skatepark of the day in Vila Franca de Xira. It was our first time here and it's definitely skateable but nothing super exciting so in the end we got back in the car and drove to the Forte da Casa bowl in Franca de Xira.

Special thanks to Glen Jones for the photos and Keanu Schwedt for the show.

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