Taylor Skatepark (aka Pierce Park Skatepark)
Taylor Skatepark is a 16,500-square-foot outdoor concrete skate park located in Taylor, Texas that first opened in 2018. Officially known as Pierce Park Skatepark, this flow park has everything that a transition-style skateboarder could ever dream of, however, for street-style skaters, the park could be seen as a little lacking.
|Address||200 East 4th Street Taylor, Texas 76574|
|Features||Flowpark, bowls, quarterpipe, spine, roll-in, corners, banks, speed bumps, rollers, and a flat rail.|
|Size||16,500 square feet|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboards, in-line skates, BMX bikes, and scooters.|
|Hours||8 am to 9 pm|
Taylor Skatepark Overview
There was a lot of enthusiasm behind the construction and design of the Taylor Skatepark, which is located in Pierce Park, from which it derives its official name. Evergreen Skateparks company was called upon by the residents of Taylor, Texas, a town on the outskirts of Austin, to come in and design a well-put-together park that local skaters could appreciate.
The Taylor Skatepark could be considered more of a flow park rather than a traditional skate park. A traditional skate park would have more street terrain or even a distinct street plaza section. The Taylor Skatepark only has one flat rail that is tucked off to the side of the park. The rest of the park is made up of entirely transition skate elements.
Here’s a video of some veteran skaters riding the park:
There is one steep circular bowl in the middle of the park with a whole number of banks, rollers, speed bumps, and quarter pipes to flow between. There is even a good-sized spine that skaters can grind the coping or plant a stall upon.
The flow park has plenty of edges with coping for skaters to slide and grind as they make their way through the endless waves and pockets of the park. With over 16,000 square feet to work with, flow park lovers can be entertained for hours at a time without the need for constant pumping.
The Taylor Skatepark in total cost approximately $931,169 to design and construct. The money was raised by local residents as well as from grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The city also contributed a large portion of the total construction costs.
Another piece of information that is interesting is that both Michael Stripe of R.E.M. and Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, designed skateboards to be sold at auction. The funds from the auction were then used toward the funding of the Taylor Skatepark
The Taylor Skatepark is located in the historic downtown of Taylor, Texas. The park gives a safe and legal place for skaters of all ages and skill levels to come together to learn new skills and make new friends.
The park is open from 8 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week, to the local community of Taylor as well as the neighboring towns. The park is so popular among flow park fans, that each day a number of people will make the trip up to the park from nearby Austin, Texas.