Skateboard Safari - West Palm Beach, FL

 
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Skateboard Safari - West Palm Beach, FL

General Information

Skatepark Name
Skateboard Safari
Size (square footage, no comma)
36000 square feet.
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
April 07, 1977
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
outside
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
yes

Location

Address
3585, Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach Farms, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33406, United States
Postal Code
33406
Latitude
26.67
Longitude
-80.1

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

Palm Beach County's first skatepark, Skateboard Safari was built around a central takeoff ramp that was over 25 feet high, accessible by a staircase built into the "mountain." Similar in design to Skatboard City; Skateboard Safari's central ramp could be taken to either the left or right.

The left hand (west) snake run had a large, long left hand turn nicknamed "the trough" that wrapped around a secondary reservoir nicknamed the "cone bowl." The right hand run (east) had a straighter hill with slightly larger banked walls (nicknamed the "mini-vert") that emptied into the freestyle/bowl area.

The park closed in 1979 when the owners couldn’t make the $12,000 annual lease payment to Palm Beach County Airport Authority, and the county took ownership of the park.

By 1981, the park was mostly filled with water and the pro shop was smashed up and vandalized.

“It’s too bad about parks like this,” Skateboard Safari local Mike Folmer told the Palm Beach Post in 1981, “Some were badly managed and they didn’t do well. There’s only four left in Florida now.”

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Skateboard Safari - West Palm Beach, FL

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