Out of the house early, we followed Aunt Gerry to Logan Boulevard Skate Park, a spot built by the City of Chicago right under Interstate 94. Instead of a concrete sculpture a la FDR in Philly, this park was all set up for “street” work, which obviously appealed to the boys. The place was empty and they basically took it over.

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Aunt Gerry’s daughter Claire is skate-savvy and brought her camera to shoot the boys. They showed off for her on one of the park’s ledges.

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Photo by Claire Mooney

After that, we headed to Roberto Clemente High School, a spot highly recommended by the staff at Uprise. At the school the boys found a small plaza full of banks and ledges. The spot got mostly positive reviews, but I couldn’t keep from wondering how a Pittsburgh Pirates legend ended up getting his name on a school in north Chicago.

To follow the whole coast-to-coast, dads-and-sons adventure, check out http://sk8thest8s.cbslocal.com/


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