FishHawk Skatepark is a 7,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Lithia, Florida, an outlying suburb of Tampa, that first opened in 2019. The park was designed by the Spohn ranch team as an upgrade to the existing wood and metal ramp skatepark that occupied the space previously.
|Location||Lithia, Florida (Tampa, Florida)|
|Address||5720 Osprey Ridge Drive |
Lithia, Florida 33547
|Features||A super long pump track, quarterpipe, mini-ramp, manual pad, London gap, spine, curbs, hubbas, handrails, flat rails, ledges, banks, stairs, and a funbox.|
|Size||7,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Monday through Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays Noon to 6 pm.|
FishHawk Skatepark Overview
There are many aspects to the FishHawk Skatepark that make it one of the more uniquely designed parks that Spohn Ranch has come up with. Although the park is technically only 7,000 square feet, it feels much larger due to the long and expansive pump track that takes you out and around the park through a series of rollers, curved banks, and an extra tall vert wall.
The pump track is for sure a crowd pleaser and a special contribution to the skatepark, however, it is advised that newer skaters take extra precautions when using the track and to avoid interfering with more advanced skaters who can often get up to some incredible speed as they effortlessly cruise through the curved banks and rollers.
Another aspect that many skaters truly admire about the FishHawk Skatepark is the mini-ramp with a tall vert wall section. Drop in on the mini-ramp using the extra tall vert wall and maintain your speed to grind the coping, pop a stall or handplant, or try to launch out of the mini ramp while catching a kickflip midair and tucking the board back beneath your feet.
The street plaza section is wonderfully designed as well. There is an extra long runway leading up to an extra wide five-stair containing two hubbas, one on each side, and a handrail down the center of the staircase.
You can either use the runway to pump before you get to the stairs or behind the runway, there is an elongated quarterpipe that you can drop in on to build up some speed before hitting the stairs, the handrail, or either one of the hubbas.
Between the street plaza section with the stair set and the mini-ramp area, there is another little street plaza section with a funbox, manual pad, and an extra long hubba that sits directly in front of a set of bleachers that sits beneath a shade awning.
Skaters can sit in some shade to take a break from the hot Florida sun, grab a drink of water, and watch other skaters hit the funbox directly in front of them. The FishHawk Skatepark is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays from Noon to 6 pm.
Here’s a bit of video from the park: