Cayman Islands S skateparks 77
We were not sure if the park was still open when we went, so I wanted to give everyone up to date info. As of January, 2016, the park is open. They just installed lights last month, so that is a good sign. The Black Pearl skate and surf shop has been closed, and the park is now run by the Cayman Islands Skateboard Association. The group that runs the park is very accommodating. They were happy to see us, and were willing to stay until we were done, no matter how late we wanted to stay. They also said they are willing to open at any time of the day for people from out of the country, or on cruise ships- just email first and set it up. The concrete is starting to get very grippy, but there are no rough spots, and I only noticed one crack on a platform in the whole park. The park is one of the largest in the world, and many of the walls are 8-14 foot tall, so it is big and very fast! The lights are not great. They are ok to ride around the street stuff, but there are many shadows in the bowls, and the park is so complex, it is hard to skate the big stuff after dark. We paid $10 USD or $5 CI each day. We skated 3 evenings, and saw 2 bikers, a 9 scooter riders, and 1 other skateboarder in that whole time. This place is incredible, and the people on the island are some of the nicest in the world.