Bethune Point Skatepark is a 16,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Daytona Beach, Florida that first opened in 2009.
The skatepark, often referred to simply as Bethune Skatepark, is packed with features, including a quarterpipe, kickers, ledges, curbs, flat rails, handrails, hubbas, stairs, a Long Gap, and a large kidney-shaped bowl built to be an exact replica of a backyard in-ground pool complete with blue tile
|Location||Daytona Beach, Florida|
|Address||11 Bellevue Ave|
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
|Features||One large kidney-shaped bowl, a “broken pyramid” skateable sculpture, hubbas, kickers, flat rails, handrails, a quarter pipe, ledges, and curbs.|
|Size||16,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, BMX bikes, and in-line skates|
|Hours||Hours vary but lights allow for night skating during certain times of the year.|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Bethune Point Skatepark Overview
The Bethune Point Skatepark is located on the Florida coastline overlooking the Halifax River as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Daytona Beach has always been a popular tourist destination for Spring Break and the Daytona 500 and now Daytona is one of the biggest skate destinations in Florida thanks to the construction of the Bethune Point Skatepark.
There are two main features of the skatepark that make the Bethune Point Skatepark stand out from other parks in Florida.
First, there is the “broken pyramid” structure in the center of the park that can help a skater build momentum to cruise off to any section of the park.
Second, the large kidney-shaped bowl has become an attraction for skaters all over the country who are looking for a bowl experience that closely resembles the feel of a real backyard in-ground pool.
The large kidney-shaped bowl is designed to be an exact replica of an empty in-ground backyard pool that one would have found in California during the 1970s. It was these dried-up backyard pools that gave birth to the skateboard movement and put bowl skating on the map.
The bowl at the Bethune Point Skatepark was constructed to include a decorative strip of blue tiles around the entire top edge of the bowl to give an authentic pool vibe. The bowl was also outfitted with conventional pool coping to add to the design motif.
The park was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch team in partnership with Daytona Beach’s Recreation department. The skatepark cost an estimated $800,000 to design and construct.
Bethune Point Skatepark is a family-friendly skate environment that welcomes skaters of all ages, skill levels, and styles. Skaters under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign a waiver before they are allowed to use the facility.
Bethune Point Park is much more than a skatepark. Surrounding the skatepark you will find four baseball fields, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and the Halifax Sailing Association Sailing Center. Also, there is a large pier that attracts anglers from all over the area looking for fresh trout, catfish, tarpon, mangrove snapper, and more.