April 18, 2023
Public Invited to Blake Doyle Community Skatepark Ribbon Cutting May 2
The City of Pensacola invites the public to a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the Blake Doyle Community Skatepark, a highly anticipated and monumental project for the Pensacola skate community.
The ribbon cutting event will take place at the Blake Doyle Community Skatepark, located under Interstate 110 along North Hayne Street, between Jackson Street and La Rua Street. The skatepark is not yet open to the public, but it will open immediately following the ribbon cutting event.
All community members, skaters, stakeholders and project supporters are encouraged to join in celebrating the completion of the skatepark, which features approximately 25,000 square feet of skateable surface area for skaters of all ages and skill levels. The skatepark also includes a beginner area, multilevel skate plaza, and two skate bowls, along with an additional 5,700 square feet of surrounding sidewalk and gathering areas.
Attendees will include Mayor D.C. Reeves, City Council members and other elected officials, and Jon Shell of Upward Intuition.
The City of Pensacola broke ground on the Blake Doyle Community Skatepark on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2022, and remains on track to complete the project on time and under budget.
The skatepark is part of the overall transformation of Hollice T. Williams Park through a joint project with the City of Pensacola and Escambia County, which will ultimately create a place for community members of all ages to connect and enjoy activities in the heart of the city. The park will also serve to improve water quality and reduce stormwater in the area.
For more information about the Blake Doyle Community Skatepark, visit the City of Pensacola website.
To learn more about the Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park project, visit myhtwpark.com.