Hillsborough County's first skate park to open in Riverview | Entertainment
Riverview, Florida - Hillsborough County is inviting the community to drop-in to the new Brandon Skate Park for a Grand Opening Ceremony to be held on Saturday, April 21 at noon.
This 11,000 square-foot "obstacle street and bowl" skate park is located at 5720 Providence Road in Riverview. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with County Commissioners followed by skateboarding demonstrations.
The Brandon Skate Park is Hillsborough County government's first skate park. Local skateboarders supported and worked with Hillsborough County during the planning process to provide input on the design.
Entrance to the Brandon Skate Park will be free through April.
Beginning in May, skate fees will be $4 per day, and annual skate park's passes are available at $150. Hillsborough County has a reciprocal agreement with the City of Tampa, and annual passes will be honored at all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks. All skaters must wear helmets and complete a waiver.
The skate park features:
An intermediate/professional bowl with all rounded walls, two hips and two general depths. The shallow end is 6 feet deep and just under-vert, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep with 1 and a half feet of vert. The entire bowl has pool coping and tile.
The Obstacle Street Section
The Obstacle Street Section has two main levels that split the park in two sections. The lower section has a few street plaza elements including a granite bench set at an angle, curved ledges, a cone pole jam, a manual pad, a small but long set of 4 stairs, a brick-stamped bank with a flat bar on top, as well as a handrail and flat rail. This area also has a very wide quarter pipe with steel coping, including a 12 foot pool coping extension, a smaller pyramid with a bull-nose granite flat rail, and a steep bank and hip. The lower section is connected to the upper section with a series of banks, including a step up that connects to an escalating-transition hip.
The Brandon Skate Park also features a series of transition elements: a 6 foot corner quarter pipe leads to a long and low A-shaped quarter pipe, and ends at a series of moguls that are located throughout. A third level takes skaters to the bowl, and this area is also connected with quarter pipes and more moguls that range in heights from 2 and a half feet to 5 feet.
For more information on the Brandon Skate Park and the Grand Opening Ceremony, contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation department at 813-635-3500.
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