Lil Wayne returned to New Orleans today for the grand opening of a brand new skate park named with his skateboarding-inspired clothing line, Trunkfit, in mind.
As reported by Fox News, Wayne’s Trukstop skate park has been opened in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, which was one of the most devastated sections of the city after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, and is located in a building that survived the flooding of Katrina when the levees broke seven years ago.
The new skate park was built using recycled materials and will be ran on solar energy. The park includes all the features needed for skaters including stairs with rails for sliding, skating embankments and half pipes.
During the opening of the Trukstop skate park, Lil Wayne took advantage of the parks features as he showed off his skateboarding skills alongside professional skateboarders Paul Rodriguez and Theotis Beasley.
The Young Money rapper gave a statement on opening the skate park in his hometown:
“I just want to help out my city, help out the people and the kids, give them something to do, something they haven’t done before. It’s always good to learn something new.”
Tune-Chi partnered with Mountain Dew and NY-based advertising agency Glu Agency to launch Trukstop, which will be open to the public seven days a week.