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Gulf Shores Skate Park
Johnnie Simms Park (near the Bodenhamer Center)
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (visit www.BlondeJohns.com for more info!)
Gulf Shore's skatepark overview
Since: since Labor Day 2006
Free or Pay: pay ($3 all day)
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 3:30 to 6:30
Fri 3:30 to 7:00
Sat 11:00 to 7:00
Sun 1:00 to 6:00
Holidays 12:00 to 7:00
(*call ahead as hours subject to change)
Supervised: yes
Pads required: helmet (full pads for kids 12 yrs old and younger); rentals available
Lights: yes
Fun park to play around in....mostly street oriented, pre-fab, concrete obstacles made by Solo (www.Solo.com). Slab was donated (roughly $80k) as well as fencing ($5k). The park itself costs roughly $80-100k. The city chose pre-fab so they could easily remove it if problems arose. From the sounds of it, this was more of a "test" from the city to see how well the park would do before jumping into larger parks (which are now planned!). Flow is kinda funky with just two back and forth main lines. Be carfeul for riderless boards shooting in on you if riding the mini-ramp! Overall, a nice park on the Gulf and a worthwhile visit on if down there on vacation! Great job by John "Blonde John's" McElroy and the skaters there for getting the park built. (a seven year effort!)
Rules
Rules
Park Overview
Park Overview
View from Entry Side
View from Entry Side
2 Level Mini-Ramp 5ft and 3ft
2 Level Mini-Ramp 5ft and 3ft
Pre-fab concrete
Pre-fab concrete
Pre-fab view under 1/4 pipe
Pre-fab view under 1/4 pipe
One side of street course
One side of street course
View towards mini-ramp
View towards mini-ramp
One of the 1/4 pipes
One of the 1/4 pipes
Park over view
Park over view
View of new Blonde John's skate shop being built
View of new Blonde John's skate shop being built
view from back corner
view from back corner
Pre-fab ramp company www.Solo.com
Pre-fab ramp company www.Solo.com
Mini-ramp coping...nicely set
Mini-ramp coping...nicely set
Mini-ramp transitions
Mini-ramp transitions
Bottom of all ramps...steel set into slab
Bottom of all ramps...steel set into slab