St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark Celebrates its First Anniversary
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the St. Pete Skatepark Alliance are hosting a celebration for the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark’s first anniversary.
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark
600 12th St. S.
Enjoy music from the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s TASCO Division, food trucks, adaptive sports demonstrations and more. The St. Pete Skatepark Alliance will also be hosting a skateboarding best trick and BMX best trick contests. Registration for all best trick contests is required. Register online at www.stpeteskateparkalliance.org.
For more information about the event, contact St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at 727-893-7441 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/events.
About the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark
Born out of the desire to have a skatepark for all levels, the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark was approved by the City Council in August of 2015, and the $1.25 million project broke ground in June of 2017 for a 28,000 square foot regional skatepark housed in the Campbell Park neighborhood. The skatepark was designed and built by Cutler Associates, Team Pain Skate Parks, Hunter Booth of Booth Design Group and Dan Vickstrom of Vickstrom Engineering Services, Inc. The skatepark opened to the public on June 2, 2018. It is located in Campbell Park, which also houses the Campbell Park Recreation Center, E.H. McLin Pool and several other fun amenities.
The park has features for all levels, including a street course, a snake run, an intermediate and a deep bowl, which is one of the most exciting features. The 12-foot-deep bowl is the deepest skatepark bowl in Florida and is designed for advanced level skateboarders and BMX riders. The skatepark doesn’t just promote fun and new challenges for skateboarders and BMX riders. It also promotes physical fitness, exposes youth to new athletic opportunities and will bring competitions for amateur and professional skateboarders and BMX riders to the St. Pete community.
About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.
About the St. Pete Skatepark Alliance
The St. Pete Skatepark Alliance is an organization of skateboarders and skateboarding advocates whose mission it is to build a sense of community through skateboarding in the city of St. Petersburg.