If you’ve had your eyes on a possible visit to Morocco as a winter break then get stoked to know that the locals now have a rad DIY park to boot right on the beach, where the best surf waves lurk, the food is the best on earth and the sunsets are magical.
Taghazout Skatepark is an international standard community skatepark in the village of Taghazout located 20min from Agadir, the biggest city in southern Morocco. Volunteers from around the world constructed the skatepark on public ground.
In contrast to recent development projects in the region, Taghazout Skatepark was created with and for the community. We worked together with local community leaders who saw the potential of a community skatepark as positive outlet for youth in Taghazout, and collaborated with Levi’s Skateboarding, the sponsor of this project.
The skatepark provides the space to accommodate the growing demand for skateboarding of youth in Taghazout. Community leaders from local governments, businesses, as well as youth associations formed the Taghazout Skatepark Association which took charge of running the skatepark on a day-to-day basis and offers skateboard classes with donated skateboards for local youth.
Visit makelifeskatelife.org/projects/morocco/ and book a trip there now after taking in James Holman’s fantastic new edit.