OPENING SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019!
The City of Ocala is constructing a skate park with a 10,000-square foot street course in Tuscawilla Park. Tuscawilla is ideally situated in downtown Ocala with easy access via automobile, foot, bicycle or public transportation.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 the City broke ground!
For over 30 years, Team Pain has been building skate parks all over the world and, as of January of 2019, the award-winning company is adding Ocala, Florida to their list. According to Mayor Guinn, the project will take roughly “four months to complete” – a quick turnaround, considering the scope of work.
The $410,000 street course is just the first phase of the larger plan which includes a snake run, larger bowl, lighting, pavilion and other necessary amenities. Recreation and Parks Director Kathy Crile expects the community will continue their fundraising efforts to make completing all phases possible and timely.
Skateboarding is the second fastest growing sport, second only to snowboarding. Skateboarding is more popular among youth ages six to seventeen than baseball. It is estimated that there are 4,000 skateboarders in the city of Ocala and 22,000 in Marion County; generally 6.8% of the population using national averages. These statistics demonstrate a cultural shift in recreational pursuits.
Information provided by The City of Ocala. To learn more, click HERE.