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Donation accepted for new skate park at John Hunt Park

Published on July 27, 2023

a bright orange and round logo with a dark image of someone on a skateboard is in the middle of a concrete pipe

As the new skate park at John Hunt Park nears completion, excitement is building and support for the project only continues to grow. During Thursday’s meeting, the Huntsville City Council authorized the acceptance of the approximately $2.7 million skate park, through funds allocated by the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville.

Team Pain, one of the world’s most popular skate park design firms, has wrapped up its portion of the 52,000-square-foot build. There are three bowl areas, two snake runs, a three-quarter capsule, street plaza and other unique features for skaters of all ages and skill levels.

Work is now centered on completing the surrounding infrastructure, including irrigation, landscaping and shading.

“We are as anxious as the skating community is to open this new park to the public,” said Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett. “As we enter this final phase, we’re concentrating on making sure the guest experience is everything citizens have come to expect from a City of Huntsville park.”

The skate park is a partnership involving the City of Huntsville, Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and the Skatepark Project. It is located on three acres next to the Kids’ Space playground at John Hunt Park, which is currently undergoing a major renovation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for both is expected this fall.