| Ryugyong Health Complex, Pyongyang, North Korea|
November 2012 (2012-11)
Pyongyang Skatepark Wikipedia
Pyongyang Skatepark is the first skatepark in North Korea, it was opened in November 2012 and is contained within the Ryugyong Health Complex. The skatepark includes half-pipes, ramps, grind rails and a track. The building of a skatepark in North Korea is very unusual because skateboarding began in the United States of America, North Korea and the United States are hostile and have no formal diplomatic relations.
In November 2012 Pyongyang Skatepark was visited by Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea where he said: "in order to develop sports, it is necessary to steadily seek means and methods suited to the actual conditions of the country on the basis of thorough preparations and develop sports science and put it on a high level, underscoring the need to take measures for the supply of physical exercise apparatuses".