Many people don’t know that College Station has a brand new Skate Park! Now anyone who has a love for skating, roller blading, skateboarding, and or biking can come enjoy this awesome park made just for them.

Designed for all skill levels, this competition-quality skate park at 1520 Rock Prairie Road is the newest feature of the Southwood Community Complex.  Key features are a large pro-style flow bowl, a pool-type bowl and a long, linear street course that includes hundreds of feet of varying terrain and scalable elements.  The lighted facility is mostly made of concrete, which is permanent and virtually maintenance-free.  A shaded patio area is nearby for spectators.

Early ideas for the park sparked a grassroots effort by local enthusiasts in 2007, and city voters approved the $920,000 facility in a 2008 bond election.  With extensive input from the public and local skateboarders, planning began in 2009 and construction started in April 2011.

The skate park was designed by Bleyl & Associates of Bryan in conjunction with Grindline, Inc., a specialty design firm based in Seattle, Wash.  Construction was performed by JaCody, Inc. of College Station in association with SPA Skateparks of Austin.

You have a shot at naming the skate park too! Submit your ideas on Facebook or Twitter to submit a name. The winner will be announced at our special grand opening event on Sept. 3. Good luck!

The grand opening of the park is going to be on September 3, 2011. There will be music, food, professional skate demonstrations, a skateboard raffle, name announcement, and much more so plan on attending!

Source: THE NEWS