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) 671-7635

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

    • Designed for intermediate skaters, but beginners and advanced are welcome
    • Newest park, 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 – Friday: Noon to 9 PM
    • Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
    • Sunday: Providence Park Noon to 6 PM; Apollo Beach and Jackson Springs - Closed
  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
      • Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
    • Providence
      • Four or five week sessions
      • Youth lessons: Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

    Ages and rules

    • Youth skaters age range: 6 to 17
      • Apollo Beach: 6 to 15
      • Providence: 6 to 17
    • All skaters must have a helmet and board
    • 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. We also offer 4 week camps during the summer at Providence skate park. Registration is available online through your Parks & Rec account.

    Sign Up for Skate Camps

  5. Best Shredder

    We also host the “Best Shredder 3-Part Series” every year, which showcases 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 are divided up into four age groups, 8 and under, 9 -12, 13 - 15, 16 & up, and sponsored with each group competing for first, second and third places and overall Best Shredder.

    2019 series dates

    For all of the dates, registration is at 5 PM and the contests will start at 6 PM.

    • April 12 at Providence Skate Park
    • August 23 (rescheduled from August 16 due to weather) at Apollo Beach Skate Park
    • November 15 at Jackson Springs Skate Park

    Format

    • Qualifiers Jam Format - 3 skaters per jam, 3 minutes per jam
    • Finals Jam Format - Top 3 skaters from Qualifiers advance to 3 minute finals jam
    • Judged on overall impression

    Overall Series Results

    Skaters gain points with each 1st, 2nd & 3rd placement at each stop of the series. 1st is awarded 25 points, 2nd is awarded 20 points and 3rd is awarded 15 points. Points are tallied at the end of the third stop and overall placement is awarded to the top three skaters, per division. In order to qualify for overall series placement, a skater must skate at least two of the three events.

    2019 Results