Kissimmee Skateboard Park - Kissimmee FL

 
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Kissimmee Skateboard Park - Kissimmee FL

General Information

Skatepark Name
Kissimmee Skateboard Park
Size (square footage, no comma)
45000 square feet.
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
June 04, 1977
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Lights
yes
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
outdoors
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
yes

Location

Address
101, West Cypress Street, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, 34741, United States
Postal Code
34741
Latitude
28.31
Longitude
-81.4
City
Kissimmee

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

An early example of attempted consolidation among skatepark owners.

With an excellent location and beautiful landscaping, Kissimmee skateboard park was opened by the Whitfield family (Ray, Doris and son Dave) in early June of 1977. After just six months of business, the family sold off the park to Skateboard Parks of Indiana (SPI), an investment group that was attempting to build “Skateboard World” parks as an overarching brand.  The company reportedly spent $280,000 on the acquisition. 

By the dawn of 1978, Kissimmee Skateboard Park was turned into “Kissimmee Skateboard World” and Park Management was taken over by Skip Dellapi from Cocoa.

SPI President Tom McComb told Skateboarder Magazine (vol 4 issue 10) that the company’s long-term plans included the ‘‘construction of eight parks in Indiana which will be geared for year-round operation and based on designs by the country’s leading designers.” 

By Jan 1979, however, Kissimmee was up for sale again, and Indiana did not get their eight promised skateparks.

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Kissimmee Skateboard Park - Kissimmee FL
Kissimmee Skateboard Park - Kissimmee FL

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