The Ingleside Skate Park
Subfacility of N.O. Simmons Park
The Skate Park is the heart of N.O. Simmons Park. The 15,000 square foot, lighted, concrete park has been described by pro skaters as one of the best public skating parks in the state of Texas. The Skate Park is free to the public and it’s open from dawn until 10:00 p.m. every day. The entire skating area is fenced for protection of the skaters and spectators alike.
Skaters, here’s what you need to know: The Skate Park includes two bowls of differing shape and depth. The amoeba bowl is finished with pool coping and tile. The shallow end is 6 feet deep with 6 inches of vert. The bonus pocket is 8 feet deep and the deep end is 10 feet deep with a foot of vert. The flow bowl is a mixture of pool and pipe. It varies in depth from 4 feet to 8 feet with an over vert pocket. The larger of the two bowls includes three entry channels, a step-up pocket as well as the over-vert pocket. The design extended the walls around the flow bowl, so boards from the street course don’t go flying into the bowl. The street area has some excellent features that make it fun for both the beginner and the experienced skateboarder. This portion of the park is an assortment of hubba ledges, rails, grind boxes, stairs, a funbox, and a big hip.
The Skate Park was designed by the Site Design Group Inc. of Tempe, Arizona. The Architect was Turner Hickey And Associates and The Marshall Company Of Corpus Christi was the general contractor. The Skate Park is built above ground because the area water table is very close to the surface, so the raised berm stands approximately nine feet above ground. The park opened on January 14th, 2005 and was dedicated on March 19, 2005.
To see pictures from the Skate Park’s opening year, view the Gulf Surfer.com Bulletin Board page.