Man’s ‘dream comes true’ as he opens world’s largest breakfast-themed skatepark

The public skatepark, which is part art installation, was designed by artist John Hillding, who said the local reaction was “just outrageously positive”.

The 3,600-square-foot frying pan has curved sides with a cutaway entrance, two humped eggs in the centre, and one piece of streaky bacon which acts as a ramp leading towards the pan’s handle.

Located in Wilkeson, which is in Pierce County, Washington, the skatepark has become a firm favourite with locals – even though it’s not finished yet.

Work on the park began in December 2020 by Grindline, a skatepark building firm, and Hillding’s son, Emil.

Early designs included a giant spatula but it was simplified to keep costs down.

Speaking to local news outlet The Courier Herald, John said: “I think that with these oversized or big ideas, it’s really a challenge because you don’t know until you’re done if it’s going to work out, or what it’s going to look like.”

John grew up in Seattle and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1966 at the Kansas City Art Institute, before earning a Master of Fine Arts in 1968 from the Maryland Institute College of Arts.

The artist told local paper The News Tribune that the project was his “dream come true.”

He later returned to Seattle and started creating pieces of art that involved larger versions of every-day items, including a giant 40-foot inflatable pencil.

Pictures of the skatepark were shared on Reddit and users were quick to point out ways in which it could be improved.

One said: “A hash brown patty flat bank would have been a sizzlin obstacle.”

And another said: “A sausage rail would have been a banger.”