Cape Coral’s Eagle Skate Park to re-open Saturday
The newly refurbished Eagle Skate Park will re-open Saturday.
The facility features $391,100 in improvements – a six-foot bowl with a half-pipe, radical launch ramps, hubbas, quarter-pipes, stairs and urban obstacles.
The park also includes a renovated building with a larger pro shop, seating area, a 65-inch TV and an expanded food menu.
The city owned park has been closed since August for the renovations and improvements, enduring a two-month delay due to Hurricane Irma.
The American Ramp Company gave the 27,000 square foot park a state-of-the-art makeover, building new attractions from solid steel, officials said.
According to Parks and Recreations Department officials, the equipment and structures of the park needed serious repair and replacement parts were not available at the time due to the age of the equipment.
The facility is touted as the largest skate park in Southwest Florida, accommodating up to 100 skaters, with a 50-person capacity for spectators.
Councilmember Rick Williams said he is pleased to have Eagle Skate Park reopening its doors.
“I am very happy to have the skate park reopened,” Williams said. “Skateboarding is big for youth and it’s great to have a place for them to ride in a nice and safe environment. I personally don’t skateboard, but I’m sure the youth are going to have fun and enjoy this new and improved skate park.”
Eagle Skate Park will be open seven days a week for skateboarders, bikers and scooter enthusiasts. Admission will be $5 per person per session, and $1 for spectators.
Riders will need a helmet and parental/legal guardian consent to get in.
A full house is expected at Eagle Skate’s grand reopening, and participants are encouraged to register for the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. session at 8 a.m., while the late session’s registration and payment for the 4 and 10 p.m. sessions start at 3 p.m., a release from the city states.
Eagle Skate Park is at 315 S.W. 2nd Ave., adjacent to the William Austen Youth Center.