All it took was some motivated young people to plant the seed. Fast forward two years (and tons of cement) and Eustis Skate Park is set to become a reality. The 9,000 square-foot skateboard facility located in Sunset Island Park will have its grand opening on Saturday, December 15.
The park is split into two featured areas for all levels of skateboarders and BMX riders including a street course with ramps, rails, and edges, along with a deep bowl that is on the other side of the course.
“Not only is this an opportunity for people to visit Eustis and enjoy the amenities we have, but improve the quality of life to the residents that already live here,” said City Manager Ron Neibert.
The grand opening will kick off with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. followed by local demonstrations, giveaways,and best trick contests. Trick contest registration will take place the morning of the grand opening and is open to anyone who would like to participate. The City received a $100,000 grant from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) and is also funded by the city through the penny sales tax, including the recreation impact fee funds. Team Pain Skate Parks was selected to build the park.
City leaders, along with Team Pain members and local skate shops, are scheduled to take part in the grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park located at 301 W. Ward Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
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