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City skate park that caters for everyone, young and old

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Long-time friends Jamie O’Brien and Marc Baker have been skateboarding for as long as they can remember.

They are the co-owners of The Shred Skate Park, which is a safe haven for children and parents to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere.

This is something Jamie and I have envisaged and dreamed of doing for many years. We've put together business plans trying to get people to finance us...

Marc Baker, Co-owner of The Shred Skate Park

We got turned down year on year until both of us saved enough... We found a park in Paarden Eiland which was at the time a run down building - half the roof was missing, all the wiring was missing and we turned it into The Shred Skate Park ...

Marc Baker, Co-owner of The Shred Skate Park

It has since evolved amazingly, even more than we originally anticipated.

Marc Baker, Co-owner of The Shred Skate Park

Jamie and Marc did most of the work at The Shred all by themselves, from building the ramps and setting up to make it what it looks like today.

At The Shred we cater for anyone... something like BMXing it doesn't really have any boundaries in terms of age.

Jamie O’Brien, Co-owner of the Shred Skate Park

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