It doesn't take much to add life and vibrancy to downtown's Hemming Plaza. The programming of a variety of events on a regular basis can instantly change the public space's image. Kona's Go Skate Day illustrates this phenomenon. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares sights and scenes from last week's Go Skate Day in Hemming Plaza.
About Go Stake Day
Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. In Jacksonville, a non-profit called PB&J (Party, Benefit & Jam) and Kona Skatepark hosted a skate jam for Go Skate Day in Hemming Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville. The event was intended to bring awareness for the Kona School combining skating with academic studies. It accomplished this goal and further validated the idea that all Hemming Plaza needs is programming to energize it and the surrounding blocks.