As announced just two weeks ago, I won the iDEA Raleigh Competition to help activate Dix Park. This competition reviewed submissions to get people excited about Dix Park by bringing fun and activity. The applications were reviewed for novelty, feasibility, public appeal, and clarity to ensure quality and commitment to excellence. My submission focused entirely on four themes – public space, arts & culture, sustainability, and inclusivity.
Thank you. Thank you! Without your help, I could not have moved forward towards my biggest aspiration of sharing and facilitating spaces for parkour. Our fast growing sport has the potential to appeal to a variety of demographics, encourage self-facilitated play, and find success in the nation’s parks and recreation programs. The human body is capable of so much more movement than we ever challenge ourselves with. To experience our potential, we must move in varied ways and in different environments. A parkour pop-up on the historic grounds of Dix Park will be an innovative and bold step towards encouraging how we perceive movement play and spaces.
Over the next few months, I will be working with the iDEA Raleigh team and the City of Raleigh to best figure out solutions in widening the scope of this project. I will continue to update you as we move forward.
Co-Owner of Enso Movement