Eustis Skate Park Starts Construction!
EUSTIS, Fla. (July 19, 2018) – The Eustis Skate Park will officially start construction this Monday, July 23 at Sunset Island Park, northwest of Ward Avenue and Donnelly Street. The City of Eustis Public Works stripped, de-mucked, and hauled in tons of dirt for Team Pain to start their magic for the 9,000 square foot area.
Team Pain’s Founder and President Tim Payne, formerly a skateboarder himself, has over thirty years of personal experience creating skate parks world-wide making him the leader in the skate park industry. He started building skate ramps in the 70s and had his first big break in 1986 when Tony Hawk’s dad asked him to build the ramps for The National Skateboard Association (NSA) that would later land him even greater opportunities and recognition. This Florida based company isn’t slowing down. They have constructed over 200 custom skate parks all over the world and Eustis soon being added to that list. “Not only is this an opportunity for people to visit Eustis and enjoy the amenities we have, but improve the quality of life to the residents that already live here,” says Eustis City Manager Ron Neibert.
The Eustis Skate Park will be constructed in two stages starting with the pool-like bowl, followed by a street-style course that will feature ramps, rails, edges, and more. In 2016, the City received a $100,000 grant from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) and is also funded by the City, including the recreation impact fee funds.
The City of Eustis is closing this area of the park starting Monday, July 23 until further notice. The construction is projected to be completed this fall and the City will announce when it will re-open. “We apologize for the inconvenience of closing the park, but it will be worth the wait.” says Public Relations Coordinator Kristina Rosenburg. “The City of Eustis and Team Pain will keep everyone updated on the progress with videos and photos on social media. We are also planning on having a skateboard competition when it’s completed.”