The Ingleside Skate Park is the centerpiece of the N.O. Simmons Public Recreation facility. Located just 25 miles north of Corpus Christi off Highway 361, the park has been described by pro skaters as the “best in the state of Texas.” The 15,000 square foot concrete park was designed by the Site Design Group Inc. of Tempe, AZ. The Marshall Company of Corpus Christi was the general contractor. The Architect was Turner Hickey and Associates. The lighted skate park includes two bowls of differing shape and depth. The amoeba bowl is finished with pool coping and tile. The shallow end is 6 feet deep with 6 inches of vert. The bonus pocket is 8 feet deep and the deep end is 10 feet deep with a foot of vert. “The amoeba bowl is killer. The hips work really well and it would be worth the drive just to ride it,” says a seasoned skater. The flow bowl is a mixture of pool and pipe. It varies in depth from 4 feet to 8 feet with an over vert pocket. The larger of the two bowls, includes a water fall, three entry channels, a step-up pocket as well as the over-vert pocket. The design extended the walls around the flow bowl, so boards from the street course don’t go flying into the bowl The street area has some excellent features that make it skate-able for both the beginner and the experienced skateboarder. This portion of the park is an assortment of hubba ledges, rails, grind boxes, stairs, funbox, and big hip. The entire skating area is fenced for protection of the skaters and spectators alike. The underground water table in the area is very close to the surface so the skate park is built above ground. The raised berm stands approximately nine feet above the ground surface. The park opened on January 14th, 2005 and was dedicated on March 19, 2005. Admission to the Skate Park is free.
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