Groundbreaking Held For New Skatepark

August 3, 2022

The City of Pensacola broke ground Tuesday for a new skatepark.

The Blake Doyle Skatepark at Hollice T. Williams Park will include about 25,000 square feet of skateable surface area for skaters of all ages and skill levels. The skatepark will feature a beginner area, multilevel skate plaza, and two skate bowls, along with an additional 5,700 square feet of surrounding sidewalk and gathering areas.

“I know there are so many people in our community who have been waiting for this day,” Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said. “I’m incredibly excited to see the Blake Doyle Skatepark project take this monumental step toward becoming a reality, and I’d like to thank everyone who worked together to make this happen. I look forward to providing our skating community a dedicated place to skate right here in the City of Pensacola.”

Additional improvements through the project will include stadium seating, sidewalks, concrete gathering areas and artificial turf areas, benches, multi-colored concrete, trash cans and a small stage area.

Construction of the Blake Doyle Skatepark is expected to be completed in summer 2023, weather permitting.


4 Responses to “Groundbreaking Held For New Skatepark”

  1. BigK on August 6th, 2022 1:15 pm

    Y’all weren’t worried about flying cars when the homeless people were down there,lol

  2. joy on August 4th, 2022 6:59 am

    they have been in the sun too long!! if a motorcycle r a car NEVER flies off= what about the fumes?? the damage to hearing WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!

  3. Referendum on August 3rd, 2022 8:08 am

    Technically, yes, a vehicle could come off the I-110 viaducts, hurting people in the skate park, thus justifying a reason not to build in that location.

    But far, far more vehicles harm people in ground level incidents all the time. Everyday.

    The likelihood of being harmed by a careening vehicle on SR 97 is far greater. On, I bet for every I-110 going off the viaduct stories, there are hundreds, if not thousands, more stories about incidents on SR 97, US 29, and other county roads… along with so many injuries and deaths.

  4. Christy on August 3rd, 2022 4:24 am

    And what happens when a motorcycle comes flying off I 110. That has happened more than once. Worse yet, a car…

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