a community jump rope program
Created in 2007, OPEN ROPES was our community double dutch program designed to bring jumpers of all backgrounds together in an accessible environment by hosting jump rope events in public spaces.
OPEN ROPES was FREE and open to all ages, skills, and jump styles. Our skilled instructors provided ropes and basic instruction in a fun block party environment!
Through OPEN ROPES we worked to build a community that encourages everyone to jump, regardless of experience, age, or gender. We believe that EVERY able-bodied person can double dutch and we were committed to creating double dutchers with every turn of the rope.
We concluded our OPEN ROPES program in 2021.
HISTORY OF OPEN ROPES by Double Dutch Empire
2010 - 2012 Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles, CA
2012 - 2015 Union Square Park in Manhattan, NYC
2015 - 2018 Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NYC
2017 - 2018 Albee Square, Brooklyn, NYC
2018 Herald Square, Manhattan, NYC
With incredible pop-ups in Tokyo, Paris and Seattle
2021 Retired the Double Dutch Empire Open Ropes Program