Progress is being made on SK8 Charleston, the new Charleston County skateboard park! My kids and I have been keeping a watchful eye on the construction each day as we drive home from school. As the earthwork was built up, the formwork for the bowls was fabricated, and the concrete for each run was poured, requests for new skateboards have been making their way from the back seat of the car. Current projections have the park opening at the end of 2016 or early 2017.
The skate area is an amazing 32,500 square feet. It will feature a “200+ foot snake run, a mini-bowl, a pro bowl, and a nearly 300-foot long street course”. For those of you who don’t know what that means, my kids inform me that it means “awesome”. In addition to skateboards, there are also accommodations being made for in-line skates and BMX type bikes on certain days of the week. The long awaited park also includes a new building for concessions and restrooms, offices, and a drop-off / pick-up area.
Located at 1549 Oceanic Street, the park is set on a 25-acre site adjacent to the Ashley River, with 3.3 acres of buildable area located in the Charleston Neck area just south of the proposed Magnolia Development. Access to the park from I-26 is off of the Rutledge / Citadel exit at Mechanic Street and Heriot Street. From King Street Extension you can connect onto Oceanic Street just over the railroad tracks north of Wagner Terrace.
For periodic construction progress reports and photo updates of the skate area, click this link to the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
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