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Last hurrah at the Bro Bowl

Bro Bowl designer Joel Jackson, center, holding poster, with skateboarders on Sunday.

Courtesy of Joel Jackson

Bro Bowl designer Joel Jackson, center, holding poster, with skateboarders on Sunday.

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Skateboarders gathered Sunday at the Bro Bowl in advance of next month’s anticipated closure, demolition and eventual relocation of the skateboard basin as part of a $6.9 million update of Perry Harvey Sr. Park.

Also in attendance: non-skater retiree Joel Jackson, 72, who designed the skate bowl in the 1970s while working as an urban planner at Tampa City Hall.

In an email, Jackson said skaters “wanted to have one last go at it.”

“I was seriously moved to hear so many express how much bowl meant to them,” he said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:55am]

    

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