Lil Wayne opens skate park in hometown New Orleans

By Drum Digital
27 September 2012

Lil Wayne is returning to New Orleans, his hometown, for the opening of a skate park in one of the most devastated sections of the city after levees failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Grammy-winning rapper, who recently launched a skateboarding-inspired clothing line called Trukfit, is scheduled to open the Trukstop park in the Lower 9th Ward on Wednesday with his corporate partners, Mountain Dew and Glu Agency, a boutique advertising firm.

The park will be a gathering place where residents have been slow to return since Katrina hit seven years ago. Flooding pushed homes off their foundations, and many blocks remain vacant and overgrown by weeds.

Trukstop occupies a pre-Katrina building that survived the flooding. It was constructed using recycled materials and will be run using solar energy.

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