Gulfport Skate Park receives key approval

The Tampa Bay region is slowly but surely becoming a skater’s paradise. Project plans for a new skatepark in Gulfport received key approval. The project should take between three-four months to complete.

The Gulfport skate park will be located at the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex at 5730 Shore Boulevard.

Once open, the skate park will be free and open to the public, with no age limit for entry. The minds behind the St. Pete Skatepark Alliance and the PIVOT Custom Parks worked exhaustively to make this project a reality.

While smaller in scale than the St. Pete Regional Skatepark, this development provides a physical and creative outlet for kids and adults to practice a sport they love. Public Projects like this are exactly why we love living in the Burg — and the Tampa Bay region in general.

In addition to ramps, decks and jumps, the new skate park will also add tons of trees to the Gulfport complex.

With the growing popularity of the Skatepark of Tampa and the St. Pete Regional Skatepark, we imagine this project will be met with equal further.

Skate, surf, roller blade, paddle board? What’s your favorite outdoor activity in the Sunshine State? Let us know in a comment below!

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: