In Skateboarding's history, D.I.Y Skateparks can go unknown for years but some of them grow out of the ruble and create landmarks that attract skaters from all over the world. From Thrasher King of the road to glorified art shows these D.I.Y spots often see traffic that could be viewed as a tourism hotspot. Canada has a few famous D.I.Y's like Leeside (Vancouver) and Project45 (Montreal) but there are pop up spots everywhere and if you lurked hard enough there is one in every city. The sad truth about these D.I.Y spots is that there is often a timeline associated with them, and like Shorty's in New Jersey, skaters that have poured blood, sweat and tears into these spots have to accept the war between existence and destruction.
Shorty's grew out of the ruble and became a small mecca for skateboarders, graffiti artists and misfits, click here read more into its history and possible demise.