3600 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146
The park sesh that went down this past Saturday, (2.25.17), was also the birthday weekend of our "Feb-24-Pisces-brothers," Sean and Dadchuk. All week long the forecast was calling for afternoon thunderstorms to hit the greater Philadelphia area, so we decided it would be best to hit this cozy park called Grays Ferry which rests under a bridge next to the Schuylkill River.
Aside from possessing the smoothest concrete in the city, this park has an incredible flow to it--so incredible that no one seemed to mind its ‘one-at-a-time’ type layout. Despite the relaxed atmosphere and the minimalistic (and snug) design of the park, the level of skating that went down was unreal. A pretty sizable group of us met up for the session which eventually led to something of a rollerblader takeover, if that's a thing. Even old man Majette stopped by briefly with Baltimore native and longtime friend of Philly, Brad Barnwell, to son heads. Def want to see more appearances from those dudes! (Jetter didn't even throw the misty.)
As the session crept into the noontime hours, grilled kielbasa, bratwurst, and donuts were distributed and we all started to take notice that there were no signs of foul weather in sight. This good fortune took the pressure off whatever timeframe issues we originally thought we'd suffer, and we were able to further enjoy a picturesque day of skating by the river. Ultimately, it turned out to be the best-case scenario outcome for our birthday fishguys. One of the best sessions to date, for sure.
Check out our Instagram to see some behind the scenes footage shot by Tyler Knight and stay tuned for more sneak peeks leading up to the release of 'fishguys3.'
Below are some pictures from the Grays Ferry Park session.