“We are pleased to announce that a date has been set for the grand opening celebration of the City’s new Skate Park,” says Susan Simpson, SIB Cultural and Human Services Director. “We invite the community to join us on Saturday, February 12, 2011 beginning at 11:30 am to the West end of Town Center Park, 17200 Colllins Avenue.”
There will be a red-ribbon cutting ceremony, family activities, entertainment and demonstrations by skate board professionals.
There will be a fee to use the Skate Park which will be operated by Sugars Drop Shop. Waivers are required and must be signed by a parent for patrons under the age of 18. For your convenience, parents can visit Pelican Community Park to sign the waivers prior to the Skate Park opening. Helmets are required and pads are recommended for all ages. Skateboards and helmets will be available for rent.
Sugars Drop Shop is a skate park management company based in Miami, Florida. They currently run four skate parks in the Miami- Dade County area. Each skate park also features its own mini skate shop and snack shop. Their skate shops are stocked with quality skateboard equipment at discount prices and are staffed with friendly knowledgeable employees. They also offer skateboard camps, skateboard lessons and host a variety of action sports events. For more information visit their website at www.sugarsdropshop.com.
SKATE PARK HOURS:
Monday – Friday 3pm to 8pm
Girls skate free on Wednesdays!
Saturday – 10am to 8pm Sunday 11am to 8pm
The concession stand and snack shop is open to Skate Park patrons and also to visitors at Town Center Park.
Monday – Friday $2 (SIB residents)
$3 (non residents)
Saturday – Sunday $5 (SIB residents)
$7 (non residents)
Holidays/School Breaks –
$5 (SIB residents) $7 (non residents)
Monthly passes $35 per month (SIB residents) $45 per month (non residents). Monthly passes must be purchased at the skate shop and are valid one month from the purchase date.
Helmets: $2 • Skateboards $5
BEGINNERS SESSION (AGES 12 AND UNDER)
Saturdays-10am to 12pm
(free lesson with paid admission)
With the opening of the Skate Park, keep in mind that all general park rules still apply at Town Center Park. There is no skating, biking, rollerblading or scooters allowed within Town Center Park’s general park area. The list of park rules is affixed to the entrance of Town Center Park. Those individuals found violating the park rules will not be allowed access to the Skate Park.
For details, contact Sugars Drop Shop at 786.537.3372 or call the Cultural and Human Services Department at 305.792.1706.