Possum Creek Skatepark
The Possum Creek Skatepark is an 18,000-square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Gainesville, Florida 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.
|Address||Possum Creek Park|
4009 NW 53rd Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32653
|Features||One large bowl, quarterpipe, London Gap, kickers, hubbas, curbs, corners, manual pads, fun box, stairs, banks, ledges, handrails, and flat rails.|
|Size||18,000 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX Bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Possum Creek Skatepark Overview
The Possum Creek Skatepark consists of a triangular layout that features different terrain in each of the three corners. In the first corner, there is one large waterfall bowl that is comprised of two small circular bowls and one large rounded rectangular bowl.
Separating the large waterfall bowl from the rest of the park is a pyramid-shaped flip bank with an escalating grind ledge that many skaters love. The flip bank allows skaters to keep the momentum going forward as they skate the triangular layout in a circular pattern, or they can skip the flip bank and drop down directly into the bowl.
The other two corners of the Possum Creek Skatepark consist of a Bent Penny and a bank-to-curb combo that helps to round off the skatepark and make it flow.
Another thing that the Possum Creek Skatepark is known for is for having a number of different stair sets with hubbas and handrails. In the middle of the park is one wide five-stair with a handrail in the middle and two ledges, one on either side.
Also, if you are going from the bowl area to the Bent Penny section, you will come across two separate two-stairs in a row. Either clear the stairs with a kickflip, grind the rail, or tail slide one of the ledges before immediately coming across another two stair section. This flow between stair sets with rails and ledges allows for some creativity to come up with a sick combination.
Aside from the bowl and the stair sets, there are plenty of other freestanding rails, ledges, a kicker, and a funbox. Overall, the Possum Creek Skatepark has an incredibly creative design and layout that makes this park unique when compared to other Spohn Ranch designs.
Possum Creek Skatepark is open 365-days a year from sunrise to sunset to all skateboarders, in-line skaters, BMX riders, and scooters.
The Possum Creek Skatepark was designed and constructed by the Spohn Ranch team in cooperation with the City of Gainesville, Pillar Design Studios, and Artisan Skateparks. The design of the bowl was done by the Spohn Ranch team and they enlisted the help of Artisan Skateparks for the construction.