Tim Payne, founder Team Pain, on upgrade of Aspen's Rio Grande Skatepark

Aspen's Rio Grande Skatepark has been around for over a decade and now, thanks to a recent change of heart by city officials, it will get a very welcome upgrade by award-winning park designers Team Pain, run by none other than "Search for Animal Chin" mega-ramp designer Tim Payne. We spoke with Payne, who was relaxing in his office down in Florida, about the upcoming project, working in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado, and just what his team of skatepark designers plans on adding to the site. See also: Best Skate Park 2012 -- Arvada Skatepark
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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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