November 8, 2010

Power Plaza Skate Park

The Power Plaza Skate Park in Smithville is a concrete dream come true for those who skate board, skate, or bike. The park was built at First Street behind the Smithville Recreation Center, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Skate Park and a community development grant from LCRA.

According to designer Doug King, the park has a unique design with aspects from both a street plaza and skate park. “There is a tree in one corner of the park with a flowing ‘grass river’ around the tree and through the rest of the park,” King said. “There are hips, two stair cases, rails, hubbas, a bridge pyramid, grass gaps, wallrides, a snake run around the tree, and lots of ledges.”

The skate park is open to the public during daylight hours, and is under the care of the Smithville Parks & Recreation Department. Protective gear is required at all times. The Friends of the Skate Park are currently raising funds to build lights around the perimeter for night skating. Please note that skateboarding and skating are not allowed on sidewalks in Smithville per city ordinance.

1 comment:

  1. This skate park looks great. I will be taking my 11 year old girl there!

    Patrick Benadum