Thursday, March 08, 2007
New Tampa Skate Park at Tampa Palms
The construction of the 19,568 sq. ft. Community Center is now underway, now that groundbreaking for this facility was held this past week. The recreation center will have a kitchen/snack bar, multi-purpose room, gymnastics area, and lobby. Removable equipment will be in the gymnastics area where aerobics and dance can also be held.
The New Tampa half-acre skate park will feature modular ramps that can be moved, providiing for more flexibility. Local skateboarders and BMX riders will be pleased to have a nearby site.
The cost of the rec center is expected to be $3.7 million and the skate park's cost is estimated at $500,000. When I drove by the site yesterday on Commerce Park Blvd., in Tampa Palms, next to the Liberty Middle School and Freedom High School Campus, I noticed that the bulldozers have already started. Plans are for to have a joint opening of the Community Center and Skate Park in 2008.