Cole Park Skatepark
The Cole Park Skatepark is an 11,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Corpus Christi, Texas that first opened in 2006. The skatepark is famous among the skating community in Corpus Christi because of its extra-large bowl and its smaller flow bowl/mini-ramp combo. The Cole Park Skatepark is yet another impressive Grindline Skateparks design.
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|Location||Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Address||2802 Ocean Drive|
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
|Features||A large bowl, mini-ramp, open bowl, ledges, handrails, stairs, quarterpipe, spine, hubbas, and a roll-in.|
|Size||11,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, scooters|
|Hours||6 am to 10 pm|
Cole Park Skatepark Overview
Even though there are a few different parks around the Corpus Christi area, many skaters love hitting up the Cole Park Skatepark because of its two different bowls. The primary bowl is quite large and it has a kind of circular shape that contains several different straight edges, pockets, hips, and a 9-foot deep end section. Additionally, there is a gnarly spine directly in the middle of the bowl that many skaters can get creative with when they try to incorporate the spine into their runs.
The secondary bowl is a smaller and shallow open bowl that contains a mini-ramp. Newer skaters appreciate this bowl so they can develop their skills and build their confidence before dropping in on the larger primary bowl. Veteran skaters also appreciate the mini-ramp section of the open bowl because … who doesn’t love a mini-ramp?
The street plaza section is located between the two bowls and overall, it’s okay. There are a few ledges, rails, and other street elements to give skaters some street options, however, a true street skater may get bored after a few hours. The main type of skater who is going to get the most out of the Cole Park Skatepark is the bowl skater. There is no doubt that the bowls located at this skatepark are some of the best in the area,
The Cole Park Skatepark was recently closed in April of 2022 for some scheduled maintenance to make some repairs on a few of the ledges, to the deck, and in the bowl. The steel coping was also replaced with concrete coping and most of the steel edges in the park were replaced with granite. Also, all cracks and rough spots were repaired with new layers of smooth concrete.
After the Grindline Skateparks design and construction team made the $70,000 in repair, the park reopened in late June 2022. Skaters are encouraged to check out the newly renovated skatepark between the hours of 6 am to 10 pm seven days a week 365 days a year. All skaters are required to wear a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads. Wrist guards are also strongly recommended but not required.