Skate Parks

Think you’ve got what it takes to learn how to ollie, kickflip or drop-in? Then you should visit one of our three skate parks located around our county.

Admission is free. The parks are staffed with people who are passionate about skateboarding.

  1. Skate park locations and hours

    Level 1 -Apollo Beach Skate Park - (813) 744-5319

    • Best park for beginners, but still fun for intermediate and advanced
    • Opened in 2012
    • 11,000 square feet
    • Shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center
    • Points allow skaters to keep a constant flow while on their boards
    • Real street experience
    • Awesome sun painting on the basin of the park course
    • Specialty Summer Skate camps available during June and July

    Level 1 -FishHawk Skate Park - (813) 671-7635

    • Designed for beginner and intermediate skaters
    • Newest skate park
    • 7,000 square feet
    • Includes County's first concrete pump track
    • Transitional elements featuring
      • Concrete pump track
      • Miniramp with extension
      • Manny pad
      • Various rails and ledges
      • Various quarterpipes
      • Stairs
      • Euro gap

    Level 2 -Jackson Springs Skate Park - (813) 554-5064

    • Designed for intermediate skaters, but beginners and advanced are welcome
    • Opened in 2014
    • 13,000 square feet
    • Transitional elements and street skating
      • Granite ledges, rails, and a key hole
      • Snake run style bowl course
      • Fluid wave-like course

    Level 3 -Providence Skate Park - (813) 744-5319

    • Designed for intermediate and advanced skaters, but beginners will have fun too
    • Our very first and largest skate park
    • 14,500 square feet
    • Known as the Concrete Jungle
    • Transitional elements featuring
      • Quarter pipes
      • A hand rail
      • A pyramid
      • A step-up
      • Various granite structures
    • Specialty Summer Skate camps available during June and July

    Hours of operation (unless otherwise noted)

    • Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM
    • Sunday, Noon to 6 PM

    The skate parks will be closed on the following holidays in 2020:

    • New Years day (Jan. 1)
    • Independence day (July 4)
    • Thanksgiving (Nov. 26)
    • Christmas eve and Christmas (Dec. 24 and 25)
  2. Skate park rules and regulations
    • Skateboards and in-line skates only
    • The skate park is used by inexperienced and experienced skate board riders and inline skaters alike
      • Serious injury may occur from colliding with other riders, falling on the concrete surface and from flying objects
      • Use of skateboards and in-line skates is an inherent risk and Hillsborough Ccounty Parks & Recreation department (HCPRD) does not assume responsibility for injuries
      • Use of the facility is at your own risk. (Florida Statute 316.0085)
    • All skaters must check in at the front desk for entry into the skate park
      • Unlawful entry into the facility will result in a trespassing citation and suspension from the facility
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
    • Helmets are recommended for all, but required for participants 17 and under
    • Elbow and knee pads are recommended for all, but are required for skaters 12 and younger
    • The following are not permitted:
      • Smoking
      • Smokeless Tobacco
      • Drug Use / Possession
      • Alcohol Possession / Consumption
      • Food and Drinks (in skating area)
      • Personal Amplified Music
      • Glass Containers
      • Gum
      • Pets
      • Weapons Of Any Kind
      • Skate Wax
      • BMX Bikes or Bicycles Of Any Type
      • Rip Sticks, Scooters, Motorized Skateboards
      • Roller Skates
    • Horseplay, fighting and profanity is not permitted at the park
    • No graffiti
      • Graffiti removal harms your skating surface
      • Violators will be banned from the park

    HCPRD reserves the right to change the hours of operation as necessary and close the park due to inclement weather, special events and any other reason deemed necessary. The skate park will not be operable when the skating surface is wet.

    HCPRD reserves the right to restrict entry to the facility and ask individuals to leave the park without refund if these guidelines are not followed or unsafe behavior is observed.

    Please report comments, suggestions or problems to the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department. Phone (813) 744-5319

    Complete Skate Park Rules

  3. Skateboard lessons

    We offer Skateboard lessons at Apollo Beach and Providence Skate Parks. Skateboarding lessons help skaters develop fundamental skills. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

    Lesson information

    Where

    When

    • Apollo Beach
      • Ten week sessions
      • Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
    • Providence
      • Four or five week sessions
      • Youth lessons: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to Noon
      • Teen lessons: Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM (starting in January)
      • Adult lessons: Saturdays from 1 to 2 PM

    Ages and rules

    • Apollo Beach
      • 6 to 15
    • Providence
      • Youth: 7 - 12
      • Teens: 13 -17
      • Adults: 18 - 60
    • All skaters must have a board
    • Helmet required for skater 7 -17 and optional for 18 and up
    • Skaters 12 and under must also have elbow and knee pads
    Cost
    • Apollo Beach
      • $50 for 10 classes
    • Providence
      • $20 per 4 week sessions
      • $25 per 5 week sessions

    See Schedule & Register

  4. Skate camps

    We offer skate camps at Providence Skate Park during winter and spring breaks, as well as camp days when kids are out of school. Registration is available online through your Parks & Rec account.

    Sign Up for Skate Camps

  5. Best Shredder

    Test your skills and see how you rank among the most talented skaters in Hillsborough County. With great prizes and bragging rights on the line, youth and adult skaters from all over the area compete for the title of Best Shredder. Skaters can take part in one or all four Best Shredder competitions throughout 2020.

    Event dates

    Divisions

    Skaters compete in six divisions:

    • 9 years old and under
    • 10 - 12 years old
    • 13 - 15 years old
    • 16 years old and up
    • Girls
    • Sponsored

    Competition

    Each division competes for first, second, and third places plus overall Best Shredder. Placement in each competition helps qualify skaters for overall Best Shredder at the end of the year.

    In order to qualify for overall series placement, a skater has to skate at least three of the four events. Skaters gain points with each first (25 points), second (20 points), and third (15 points) placement at each stop of the series. Points are tallied at the end of the fourth stop and overall placement is awarded to the top three skaters, per division.

    2020 Results