Lil Wayne Opens First Green Skate Park
Lil Wayne Opens Nation's First Sustainable Skate Park
Rapper Lil Wayne may have taken a break from the music scene to focus on skateboarding, but he's also using the time off to do some good.
Weezy opened the first sustainable skate park in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
Wayne tells the Associated Press in this video that his interest in skating a year and a half ago started when he saw a 9-year-old boy doing it.
According to the rapper, who was born and raised in New Orleans, "I thought it would be just a hobby, and I thought only people with skills can do it. When you finally get into it and you learn to like it, you'll quickly learn to love it. It's more than just four wheels and a piece of wood."
Wayne decided to fund a skate park, but not just any park -- he worked with a landscape architect to design Trukstop, that includes 100 percent recycled concrete, VOC-free paint, and natural lighting (the skate park is located in a warehouse).
Wayne commented, "I just want to help out my city, help out the people and the kids, give them something to do, something they haven't done before. It's always good to learn something new."