The Knoxville Skatepark
Open Streets Skate Demo
1:00-6:00 Sunday, May. 15th, 2016
Central Street, Knoxville TN
Open Streets turns streets into safe, fun places for walking, bicycling, dancing, and other activities. During Open Streets Knoxville, Central St will be filled with people of all ages and abilities. This free event provides everyone with a chance to walk, ride bicycles, hula hoop, zumba in the streets — all in a setting that is fun and safe. There will be free crossfit, yoga, and dance classes. Test your skills in a creative obstacle course, or play pickleball. You can play with bubbles, or make a pennant banner to decorate the route. The event is hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville, with significant support from the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization and City of Knoxville. More info at http:// openstreetsknoxville.com/
Development of the Knoxville Skatepark is a public-private partnership between the City of Knoxville and Knox County Parks & Recreation departments and hundreds of skateboard enthusiasts who have provided design input and raised funds for the project. It fills the need for thousands of avid regional skaters who have honed their skills in parking lots or have traveled to other cities to skateboard.
Located in Tyson Park, just off I-40 and adjacent to the University of Tennessee, the skatepark is ideally situated to attract recreational skateboarders and to serve as the host site for national competitions and exhibitions. Events, demos, contests, and more will be going on at the skatepark in the future, so check back for the latest happenings at the skatepark.
The phase II development of the park calls for additional features and spectator accommodations to make it a true national venue. There are plans to add a wide variety of street obstacles into the flat plaza area around the skatepark. Additional plans include a beginners bowl and more. The Knoxville Skatepark Task Force will continue to raise funds for additions and expansion of the park, so donate today!
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