It might come as a surprise, but Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Florida, is the oldest still-operating skatepark in the United States. And that’s just one reason Florida has long been represented as a global skate destination. In addition to hosting the Tampa Pro, arguably the top street skating contest in the US, Florida is also home to numerous skateparks.
Bethune Point Skatepark is a 16,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Daytona Beach 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
The Gulfport Skatepark is a smaller 5,000-square-foot outdoor concrete and wood skatepark in Gulfport, Florida that first opened in 2019. The skatepark is part of the larger Gulfport Recreation Center located on the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve just east of Saint Petersburg, Florida.
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.
Kona Skatepark opened in 1977, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest surviving privately owned skatepark.” Kona’s original features, such as the massive snake run, are still ridable and the park has other more modern features, including a street plaza and vert ramp.
Lot 11 Skatepark
Lot 11 Skatepark is a 38,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Miami that is regarded by many as the best in the state. The skatepark includes multiple bowls and a large street plaza with a blend of transition and street features.
The Mulberry Skate Park, also referred to as the Loyce E. Harpe Skatepark, is a 6,500-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Mulberry, Florida that first opened in 2020. The Loyce E. Harpe Skatepark has an incredible flying-v shape that is loaded with quarter pipes, ramps, kickers, and a number of different flat rails to keep skaters riding all day in the Spohn Ranch signature-designed skatepark.
Possum Creek Skatepark
The Possum Creek Skatepark is an 18,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Gainesville that first opened in 2009. The park contains one large bowl and several street plaza elements including multiple stair sets, hubbas, ledges, and many different banks and wallrides that give the skatepark a one-of-a-kind experience.