Bournbrook doesn't need an introduction round these parts but just in case you are passing through then here's a little background. Bournbrook Rec was a very [wilfully] neglected park in the transient student neighbourhood of Selly Oak. In a city that is underserved in youth spaces and skateparks in particular we were always on the lookout for places to skate. What initially drew our attention to Bournbrook were the brick banks at the bottom but Shaun and Matt spotted an overgrown mini bowling green and set to work clearing it of brambles, litter and paraphernalia. Within days there was a block in the centre and it was started. It didn't take long before thoughts were directed to how to make the space work and thankfully we had concrete craftsman Hem close to hand. Having built skateparks and DIYs he was keen to get involved. We managed to raise money for the initial materials and a crew was formed to take care of the builds. Over the last few years a lot of folks have got involved and lent a hand to make this place what it is now. With much sadness we lost Hem but Bournbrook lives on as his legacy.
Jamie put together this Bournbrook edit together featuring locals, friends and visitors.