Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Wait is Almost Over for Orange Park's Skatepark Rebuild

Drone Pics from Jim Harris via OP Skatepark's Facebook Page
OP Skatepark has been teasing us with photos and video clips of the park's new layout from Team Pain, and if the current open goal date stays true, we could be skating at the park again as soon as early September. The new concrete, transition-heavy design seems like a significant departure from the previous wood ramp designs, but let us hold our opinions on how good the park is till we actually skate there. You can see more info about the skatepark, along with photos and videos on their Facebook page here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Trouble in Kooktown - Interview on the Block's blog

There hasn't been much in the way of local skate news and opinion in social media lately, but the Block has been quickly changing that with their on-point blog. Their most recent post, is an interview with Tyler Fort by resident rad dude Trenton Tarpits. In the interview, the subject of Kooktown's seemingly volatile end is discussed. It's worth a read! You can check out the blog post here.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jax Games at Everbank Field - Instaramp vs Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 20th, Instaramp and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be holding the JAX Games Pregame Tailgate Party, which includes 2 Xgames guys, A Band, a Skateboarding contest, and eventually football. (apparently it's a sport you play on grass?) Go to the official site for more details!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Concrete Renewal - Folio Weekly Illustrates Kona Skatepark's Renovation Campaign

(image: Folio Weekly)

Last Month, Folio Weekly shared with Jacksonville an interesting story about Kona Skatepark's new funding campaign. I case you missed it, you can check out their story here, along with some cool photos you might have missed.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Skatepark Guide: Orlando Skatepark

   In an effort to revive and modernize the skatepark guide, I stopped by Orlando Skatepark a few weeks ago. Having lived in Orlando in the late 90s, I have to say that with the help of places like this park, Orlando has leapt exponentially forward into the present. I'm not quite sure who built this park, but it doesn't seem to be a Team Pain project. Having said that, the design of the park is still fairly competent. The pool has some interesting lines, as does the main flow area of the park. Instead of having a main "street" section, there are ledges and benches scattered around the outside. Additionally, there is a beginner/mellow area just to the right of the entrance that is a lot of fun to skate. For being a small park, there certainly is a lot going on, be it transition, bump to mini hubbas, long grindable ledges, and a pool. It's only 5 bucks to skate if you are from out of town, but if you are a member the prices are cut in half.
You can check out the City of Orlando's page with all the relevant info you need HERE, including online registration so you can save time getting into the park.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Go Skate Day 2015 - Jacksonville

Jacksonville is full of skateboarding related things to do this weekend. No need to debate which ones to go to here!

Gio Georgallis at Hemming, 2013
Today at six, there is the The Block Party hosted by Hawthorne Salon at The Block skate shop.

Downtown at Hemming Plaza, the park will be open for skateboarding from 12 to 8 with contests going on throughout the day.

Sunday the 21st- go skate day, Hemming will be open to skate from 11am to 5pm.
You can find info on these two events here:

Also on Sunday, Riverside Arts Market will be home to it's own go skate day celebration, with a street course, mini ramp, and tons of vendors, all under the cool cover of the fuller warren bridge in the riverside/Brooklyn area.

Info and directions are here:

Whichever your persuasion, there's plenty to do. Go have fun!