SETTING THESAURUS

SKATE PARK



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A large structure consisting of a combination of obstacles and challenges (bowls, quarter pipes, half pipes, walls, banks, fun boxes, pyramids, rails, stairs, benches)
Concrete and wooden construction platforms
A flat deck at the top of some obstacles
A perimeter fence
Skateboarders and inline skaters
Bikers on BMX bikes and kids on scooters
People standing and watching along the decks
Skaters sporting earbuds and various bits of safety gear (elbow pads, knee pads, helmets)
Long shadows falling into the bowls
Graffiti on the walls
Plain gray concrete or concrete that has been painted to look like graffiti
Lights for night skating
Garbage cans
A beginner’s area where new skaters can learn and the obstacles are not as challenging
Foam pits for falling into when learning a new trick
Landscaping plants and sidewalks around the park
Painted lines to demarcate the edges of obstacles
A small building containing restrooms and gear rentals
Chain link fencing
Skaters sitting on obstacles and watching
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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