Spring Skate Park

After five years of planning and $3 million in construction costs, Spring is now home to the largest skate park in North America and second largest skate park in the world.



Sally Bradford, executive director for the Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority, conceived the idea of the Spring Skate Park after asking a group of teenagers in 2009 what they wanted to see in Spring.



"A lot of the kids up in this area, they don't have the funds to play tennis or golf or enroll in Little League," she said. "They can go to a skate park with a skateboard and a helmet, and they're set. [They] have a safe environment to skate in instead of ravines or empty shopping centers."



Funded through a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone as part of the new 10-acre Spring Recreational Area, construction on the skate park began in January 2013. The skate park features more than 75,000 square feet of skate surface area that includes a competition-scale bowl with a full pipe as well as a 12-foot vertical ramp, 10-foot bowl, banked walls and speed hips, Bradford said.



While the park's opening is set for Aug. 14, it has already gained international attention from shoe and skate apparel company Vans as well as skateboarding legend Steve Olson.



"We'd like to have a skateboard event to entice professional skaters from all over the world [to compete at the park]," Bradford said.



The Spring Recreation Center also houses Dylan Park—a wheelchair-accessible park for special needs children that opened July 24. Dylan Park provides a skate area for wheelchairs and can host various wheelchair games.



12351 Kuykendahl Road, Houston



www.facebook.com/SpringTexasSkatePark



Hours: Mon. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Wed.–Sat. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

SHARE THIS STORY
By Connor Hyde

Connor covers Sugar Land and Missouri City businesses, Fort Bend ISD, city government and Fort Bend County. He joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2014 as the Sugar Land | Missouri City reporter.


MOST RECENT

The Novak Consulting Group presented the maximum tax rate for incorporation Feb. 20. (Vanessa Holt/Community impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Township presented with maximum initial tax rate for incorporation

The Woodlands Township heard the proposed initial maximum tax rate from the firm conducting its incorporation study.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 traps have caught about 30 feral hogs so far. (Courtesy Montgomery County Precinct 3)
County traps 30 hogs in first month of trapping program; The Woodlands resident says her dog was possibly killed by boar

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced Feb. 20 the county had trapped about 30 feral hogs.

The Brazilian jiujitsu gym, which will celebrate its fourth year in business in late March, offers classes for adults, teenagers and children. (Courtesy Maozinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
Maozinha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to relocate to larger gym in March

The Brazilian jiujitsu gym, which will celebrate its fourth year in business in late March, offers classes for adults, teenagers and children.

Jordan Brooks, market specialist at ALN Apartment Data, speaks at the Houston Apartment Association’s Montgomery County State of the Submarket Breakfast on Feb. 18. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Moderate growth in apartment rent, occupancy on Montgomery County's horizon

Experts: County well-positioned for moderate rent growth, average to above-average apartment occupancy for 2020 and 2021

Cheetos Cheese Pickles from Biggy's (Courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)
Cheetos cheese pickles, mac and cheese eggrolls, deep-fried cheesecake: 93 food spots to try during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From tried and true to something new, the food options at this year's Rodeo include classic staples and crazy concoctions.

Lone Star College System has $185 million remaining from its 2014 bond referendum. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System updates 2014 bond project progress

Lone Star College System continues to make improvements to campuses through an $485 million bond that passed in 2014.

Village Books will open at the Marcel Crossing plaza located off Woodlands Parkway. (Photo courtesy KM Realty)
Village Books to open in The Woodlands this spring

The bookstore and gift shop leased a space at Marcel Crossing.

Conroe ISD trustee John Husbands voiced many concerns about the district's rezoning plan. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rezoning of The Woodlands, College Park feeder zones fails to pass at Conroe ISD board meeting

The vote resulted in a tie, which meant the proposed rezoning failed.

Strickland Dental of Oak Ridge North moved from I-45 to Robinson Road in December. (Courtesy Strickland Dental)
Strickland Dental relocates to Robinson Road in Oak Ridge North

The practice had operated in the city off of I-45 for years prior to its December move.

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high-speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

Gov. Greg Abbott's office announced Nelda Luce Blair's appointment to the Texas Public Safety Commission in January. (Photo courtesy Nelda Luce Blair)
Former Woodlands director Nelda Luce Blair appointed to Texas Public Safety Commission

The lawyer and former director of The Woodlands Township will serve on the Department of Public Safety oversight commission for a six-year term, pending confirmation from the Texas Senate.

Daniel Pena, David Eason, Clyde Vogel and incumbent Gene DeForest will face each other in the March Republican primaries. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery County Constable Precinct 2 Republican candidates discuss experience, leadership

Daniel Pena, David Eason, Clyde Vogel and incumbent Gene DeForest will face each other in the March Republican primaries.

Back to top