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Posts published in “Day: August 19, 2014”

Worldclass Skatepark opens in Greenspoint

NORTH HOUSTON – Spring Skatepark opened to the public last Thursday.

With hundreds of skateboarders present, the opening ceremony of the skate park took place at Rankin Rd. and Kuykendahl just off the North Freeway.

This worldclass park, the largest in North America, includes in its design a 12-foot vertical ramp, a 10-foot-deep basin, a Texas-shaped bowl and a “lazy river” – style pathway accessible for skating.

Sally Bradford, executive director of the Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority, predicts they may draw skateboarders from all over the world.

The park has 78,000 sq. ft. of skate surface, and admission is free. The Park was designed by Grindline, a Seattle firm.

The first half of the park, Dylan Park, a park dedicated to children with special needs, opened at the end of last month.

Admission at the park is free but skaters need to fill out a waiver in case of an accident. Summer hours (June – August) for the park are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday the park is closed. Saturday 8 a.m. -10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.