It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the 57,000 square-foot City Walk skatepark is officially open. This long-awaited opening has kept us on the edge of our seats as we keep eyeing progress made at City Walk everyday.
In celebration, Action Park Alliance hosted a skate event yesterday and it did not disappoint. Keep reading to learn all about it and discover when you can get out there and ride.
A celebration of skate
On June 21, Action Park Alliance announced the soft opening of the City Walk Skatepark, Birmingham’s biggest skatepark, built by Newline Skateparks. Kicking off with exciting opening events including a pump track race, best trick competition and cash for tricks competition, they made it an opening to remember.
Even though the events were scheduled for later in the night, the Birmingham skate community showed up ready. Starting at 12PM, skaters hit the bowl ready to practice their best tricks and meet other boarders.
Word got out fast—organizations like Action Park Alliance, City Walk Bham, Faith Skate Supply, Zero Skateboards and Skate One were involved in the launch.
Skateboarding isn’t just for adults
One of the best parts about the City Walk Skatepark is the potential to cater to the whole community. Through Action Park Alliance, parents are able to book Skateboarding, BMX, Inline Skating or Scootering lessons in a 1-on-1 format. Head to their website to start booking today. Plus, stay tuned for fun kids camps.
Check out their hours of operation here—so you can hit the park when it’s open for some free family fun.
- Monday – Friday: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
- Saturday – Sunday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
- Cost: FREE
What’s in the cards for City Walk
While the skatepark is a huge part of the draw of City Walk, other outdoor activities like pickleball, recreational sports space and a roller rink will all be a part of it. When blocks A-H are completed, the entire space will take up about 31 acres.
This project will be completed in blocks, so it’s hard to say when everything will be 100% finished. However, it’s worth taking a stroll out there the next time you’re in Uptown to survey the progress and developments that have been made.
We’re looking forward to seeing how this ongoing project makes Birmingham a better place to get up, get active and enjoy the outdoors.