Now with less Radium, more RAD-ium

Turns out that the Otro skatepark we showed earlier this year is now coated with phosphorescent paint. So now it glows in the dark and possibly gives you cancer if you knee slide without pads… Other sites are reporting that the concrete itself is phosphorescent, but on the architect’s site it mentions the paint. I can’t imagine how much radium it would take to make the concrete glow, so painting seems the obvious choice. OK, Ok, they probably don’t use radium these days, but it makes for a good pun.

[Source: Cnet] Thanks to Seth Levy and others for the tip.


  1. This is fucking great! Looks like a fun park, too. Airspeed-esque…

  2. The question is, can I get that paint for a mini-ramp…

  3. Glow-in-the-dark paint is widely available, try the internet. I always wondered about doing graffiti with Thompson’s water seal.

  4. Too bad the shit will burn out in a year. Phospherescents are not built to last. Retards I tell you. Just put in some lights

    • Prickly Pete on August 9, 2012 - Reply

      Some parks departments are against lights. This could be a cool and subversive alternative. With graffiti we have to paint a good chunk of the bowl every year anyway.

    • masterochicken on November 21, 2012 - Reply

      You could always repaint.

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