Near Southside's Fire Station Park throws opening party of new skate plaza
Man your skateboards because the day has arrived: It's the grand opening of the Fire Station Skate Plaza, a skate plaza supported by Dickies and a keystone attraction of the newly completed Fire Station Park, designed by Pacheco Koch and New Line Skateparks and built for the City of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department by Dean Construction.
The 15,000-square-foot skate plaza is designed for skateboarders of all skill levels, with skateable pathways that meander throughout the park, along with a market plaza, community green, and 5,000-square-foot all-wheel track.
A $300,000 donation by Dickies and the VF Foundation - Dickies' philanthropic arm - helped make the park possible, delivering on their commitment to invest where employees live and work.
A grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday April 29, from 11 am-5 pm. Highlights include showcases by the Dickies Skate Team and Magnolia Skate Shop team, along with music, food, and activities for all ages.
Dickies and Near Southside, Inc. will join the City of Fort Worth and Trinity Metro in hosting a community event featuring local Fort Worth elected officials including Elizabeth Beck, City Council Member for District 9. A ribbon cutting takes place at 1:30 pm.
Trinity Metro’s Fort Worth Bike Sharing team will be on site to offer riding lessons and Fort Worth Bike Sharing promotional offers.
Skate plaza programming will be offered throughout the day including celebrity appearances by the Dickies Skateboarding Team. Fire Station Park skate plaza’s design team, New Line Skateparks, will offer complementary skate lessons for beginners.
DJ Lazytapez and Emcee Bernie will curate the open skate sessions with performances by Southside rap sensation J/O/E.
At 3 pm, local skate-rockers Trauma Ray will perform, followed by punk rock band Mean Motor Scooter at 4 pm, to close out the celebration.