The Hot Spot Skate Park located at 339 Union Street (behind the YMCA)officially opened on June 3rd 2009. Phase I of this 21,000 square foot concrete park will be supervised and run by the citys Parks & Recreation department. Newly constructed park has a plaza section with "street elements" off of the old elevated loading dock which include steps, rails, ramps, ledges, wall rides, a grass gap, and a 2-block section. The plaza section leads into a flow course which has a pyramid with elements such as hips, rails, manual pads, quarter pipes. The lower section of the park is a half pipe with escalators, a spine, camel hump, and an 8-foot vertical ramp off to the side leading back into the pyramid section. Micah Stancil, former pro skater and owner of Origin skateboard company in Spartanburg, describes the park as having most of the major elements skaters need to progress as well as offering some unique structures for more creative skating.