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Davies Street Skate Park

Painted by artist Xoe Hall in collaboration with youth organisation Challenge 2000. The design on the 20m fence beside Tawa skate park is influenced by its proximity to Tawa Pool and reminds us of the connection between pools and skate parks. In the 1970s (when Tawa pool was built) California was going through a drought. People were asked to empty their pools – these became the first skate parks. References to Tawa in the mural include the number 232, and the Pink Pineapple bakery’s fried chicken.