St. Petersburg's First Regional Skatepark Grand Opening
St. Petersburg, FL (May 30, 2018) -- On Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 600 12th St. S., Mayor Kriseman, the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, City of St. Petersburg leaders, the St. Petersburg Skatepark Alliance and Team Pain will participate in the grand opening of the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark. The event is free and open to the public.
Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: “I am incredibly excited to have the new skatepark open. This is more than just one of the largest skateparks in Florida – this is a partnership with the Skatepark Alliance, Team Pain, and with our neighborhoods, especially Campbell Park. I want to thank everyone, including a Parks & Recreation Department, who worked so hard to make this a reality. This skatepark is also an important step in our goal of creating a Healthy St. Pete. Join us at the new Regional Skatepark and play healthy.”
Learn more about the events of the day, including the Best Trick event, the Skateboard Bowl, and much more here: www.StPeteSkateparkAlliance.org.
About the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark
After several public meetings and hearing from neighborhoods and community leaders, the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark was approved by City Council in August 2015. The $1.25 million project broke ground in June 2017 for a 28,000 square foot regional skatepark housed in the Campbell Park neighborhood. The skatepark was designed and built Cutler Associates, Team Pain Skate Parks, Hunter Booth of Booth Design Group and Dan Vickstrom of Vickstrom Engineering.
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. But, 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.
For more information about the grand opening and the skatepark, contact the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at 727-893-7441 or visit www.StPeteParksRec.org.
For information on the best trick contests, contact the St. Petersburg Skatepark Alliance at 727-729-1941 or visitwww.StPeteSkateparkAlliance.org.