Crestview's new skate park has grand opening set for June 5

Tony Judnich
Northwest Florida Daily News
On March 3, Crestview Mayor JB Whitten (white shirt) and City Council members, Josh and Tiff Moen of Hub City Skate, and officials from Eglin Federal Credit Union celebrated the groundbreaking for the city skate park on Brookmeade Drive. The park, which will be known as the Eglin Federal Credit Union Skate Park, will open June 5.

CRESTVIEW — The grand opening of the Eglin Federal Credit Union Skate Park is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5.

The city-owned and –operated park is at 581 Brookmeade Drive next to Crestview fire station 3. The grand-opening ceremony will include exhibition skating, food vendors and raffle prizes.

The park will be open daily from dawn to 11 p.m., and the park lights will be turned on at dusk. Skaters of all ages and experience levels are welcome at the facility, which will have free admission.

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The park includes a beginner area with a rail, ledges, a low-impact “pump bump” and a manual pad, a streets section with various height banks, ledges and stairs, and a half bowl.

Eglin Federal Credit Union is donating $100,000 to help pay for the park’s design and construction cost, which totals about $360,000. In a City Council-approved agreement for the park, the credit union will have naming rights and promotional opportunities for 10 years beginning next Tuesday, June 1.

The skate park's designer and builder is the Joplin, Missouri-based American Ramp Co. In addition to the money from the credit union, Crestview officials are using city funds and money from other donations to pay for the park’s design and construction.

The skate park is adjacent to B&T R/C Raceway, which is a racetrack for radio-controlled vehicles. The council recently agreed to name the property that encompasses the skate park and raceway “Brookmeade Park.”

According to City Manager Tim Bolduc, Crestview officials are considering adding restrooms and a concession stand to Brookmeade Park in fiscal 2022, which begins Oct. 1.