St. Lucie County Skate Park
Completed in June of 2008, this 15,000-square-foot concrete facility packs quite a punch. There is something for everyone including some really unique street features, a snake run and some other fun and challenging obstacles. The street area features a 4 flat, 4 double set with a square handrail and a hubba. Next to the double set is the brick bank, there is a 50-foot long ledge with 3 smaller handrails. There is also a curved ledge, manual pad ledge, bench and a "whale tail" ledge that you have to see and skate in person to understand. For the transition skaters there is a one of a kind snake run. The double set or brick bank lead right into the snake run which ends with a tombstone. Created by Team Pain, the park is designed so skaters can flow around the entire oval park through a series of ramps and a small ditch.
Effective Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: The hours of operations for the St. Lucie County Skate Park will be Sept. 1 through May 31: Monday through Friday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During the summer months (June 1 through August 31), the hours of operations will be Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Skaters using the St. Lucie County Skate Park must obtain a Photo Identification Card from St. Lucie County. These cards can be purchased at a cost of $10 annually for St. Lucie County residents and $20 annually for out-of-county residents. Those under the age of 18 must have a notarized waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian on file with St. Lucie County's Parks and Recreation Department to obtain a skate card. Proof of residency is required such as a driver's license, tax bill or current electric bill. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. The skate cards are required for skaters of all ages, and can be obtained at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue. Call 772-462-1521 for the Halvert L. Fenn Center hours. St. Lucie County students who receive free lunches through the school system can obtain a skate card at no cost. However, they must provide proof of eligibility when applying for a skate card.
There are inherent risks in the participation of skateboard and inline skating activities and for spectators of these activities too. Any person who participates in or is a spectator or assists in skateboarding or inline skating assumes the known and unknown inherent risks in these activities irrespective of age, and is legally responsible for all damages, injury, or death to himself or herself or other persons or property which result from these activities. Users and spectators have a duty to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner while using the skate park and obey all rules and regulations and oral, or written warnings, or both, prior to or during participation, or both. Skateboarding and skating are hazardous sporting activities. Use of this facility may result in serious injury including but not limited to paralysis, brain damage, concussion, broken bones and or death. St. Lucie County does not assume any responsibility for injuries or death. All skaters must know their own abilities and skate at their own risk.
All skaters are required to wear a helmet and shirt at all times. Skaters are encouraged to wear elbow and knee pads.