This multi-story indoor skate park was conceived as a graduate school project at the Savannah College of Art & Design. The prompt was to repurpose an existing building on Broughton St. in Downtown Savannah, GA.
Back in the 1980's a famous Southern California skater named Charles "Fish" McCalihan was hit with the sad news that his great uncle had passed away. At the reading of his will he learned that his uncle, who managed an old Woolworth store in Savannah, had left the store for him to operate. After sleeping on it Fish decided to move to Savannah, GA to manage his great uncles store.
Over the next few years Fish began to construct a fairly gnarly skatepark in the basement of the old building. After a while his friends from California began to come visit him and skate his park. Word spread and the Woolworth store became an underground Mecca for skateboarding. Skaters from all over the world came Savannah to connect with Fish and skate the basement. Fish kept in contact with these skaters, creating a worldwide legion of skaters.
Over time Fish began to allocate more space in the store to skateboarding. He began to build more ramp and stock the shelves with skateboarding merch and equipment. Eventually the ramps began to take over the store bust as Fish recieved the news that the Venice Pit, a legendary skate spot in Venice, CA, was demolished. Fish got the idea of filling the rest of the building with tributes to fallen and legendary skate spots from around the world. Although the remnants of the old Woolworth store can be found dotted around the building, it is now home to World Legion Skatepark, a mecca for skateboarders world-wide.