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New county skate park opening in September

The county is getting ready to open its new 11,000-square-foot skate park in Apollo Beach. Set up as a street plaza, it features an area shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center.

Hillsborough County

The county is getting ready to open its new 11,000-square-foot skate park in Apollo Beach. Set up as a street plaza, it features an area shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center.

APOLLO BEACH — Grab your skateboards and get ready to hit the streets.

At 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Hillsborough County Commissioners will hold a grand opening ceremony for the Apollo Beach Skate Park, an 11,000 square-foot street plaza located at 664 Golf and Sea Blvd.

The park's structure, which is shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center, allows skaters to turn around and keep a constant flow. Starting from the west end, skaters will find a quarter pipe. The elevated center has a series of street elements including a step up, double set of five stairs, a single five stair set, a dual option handrail or flat bar and a gapped granite ledge. There are also plenty of opportunities for the nonstreet skater.

Hours for the park will be 2 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.

All skaters must wear helmets, complete a waiver and have it notarized.

For more information, contact the parks, recreation and conservation department at (813) 635-3500.

New county skate park opening in September 08/18/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:31am]
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