According to Mazunte SK8’s fundraising page, with what’s been built so far, the “skatepark has already proven to be an immense value add to the community, acting as a playground where the region’s many social sectors collide safely and experience inclusivity.”
Home to 53% of Mexico’s indigenous population, Mazunte is a beautiful coastal village in Oaxaca, Mexico. Unfortunately, 62% of its people live in poverty, making opportunities for youth very scarce and leading many towards disadvantageous life paths. Because there are currently zero public skateparks in the region, Mazunte Sk8 was born with the aim to bring skateboarding to Oaxacan youth to act as a proven outlet to learn life’s lessons.
Phase 1 of the project was accomplished in the Summer of 2021 thanks to international skatepark builders Wonders Around the World, a “team who donates their time, experience and labor to marginalized communities worldwide.” The team is ready for phase 2 but they need to raise $30,000 to afford materials, finish the park and open it to the community (Mazunte Sk8’s GoFundMe).
Check out a video of Phase 1 below.