Mulberry Skate Park (aka Loyce E. Harpe Skatepark)
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.
|Address||Loyce E. Harpe Skatepark500 W. Carter RoadMulberry, FL 33860|
|Features||Volcano, mini-ramp, quarter pipes, funbox, kickers, banks, stairs, handrails, flat rails, ledges, hubbas, and a manual pad.|
|Size||6,500 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, and BMX bikes.|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Mulberry Skatepark Overview
The first thing that stands out about the Mulberry Skatepark is the flying V shape that resembles the 1980s shredding electric guitar. The flying V guitar-shaped park has three distinct corners with one being the apex.
In two of the corners, skaters will find a series of quarter pipes and roll-ins plus a nice curved section where you can drop in, catch air, grind the coping, and turn around to head back into the main body of the park.
The main body of the park that separates the quarter pipe corners from the apex contains a massive volcano directly in the heart of the park. Also in the main body, you will find all the street plaza elements that skaters love.
Street plaza elements like a kicker ramp wedged between ledges and plenty of rails to grind. The kicker ramp is a favorite of many skaters because of its location. Located near one of the corners with the larger quarter pipe drop-in, skaters love to use the quarter pipe to pick up some good speed before either kickflipping over the small gap or grinding or board sliding one of the ledges on either side.
The other main corner that contains the smoothly designed corner ramp is another feature that skaters appreciate. This corner leads down directly into some rails and hubbas where both of these quarter pipe-filled corners lead into the giant volcano.
Once you skate through the core body of the park, you then can lead yourself into a stair set complete with handrails. Hit the stairs and flow directly into the apex of the park where you can find more ramps to catch some big air from all the speed you have built up in your and turnaround to hit the street plaza again.
The Spohn Ranch design and construction team worked tirelessly to find a nice design for the local skaters of the Mulberry community that is an original and good use of space.
The city of Mulberry and the Loyce E. Harpe Park mandates the use of helmets and pads for any skater under the age of 18 and children under 12 must be supervised at all times.