The City of Amarillo had a grand opening ceremony for a new skate park Saturday, September 8, 2007. This project was funded by the 2006/2007 Parks Division Capital Improvement Program. It is a “street course” type design which can be utilized by bikers and skate boarders.
Avid skaters and BMX Free Style bike riders can now roll over to Martin Road Park at Northeast 15th and Mirror to enjoy the new facility. The $200,000 skate park covers about 7000 square feet. This is Amarillo’s second skate park. The first one is located at John Stiff Park. The new skate park has more of a street course emphasis compared to the bowl-type style at John Stiff Park. Beginners up to advanced skaters and bikers are invited to use the park with safety in mind.
Exhibitions by local skater and biker talent were enjoyed by the audience after a brief Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Over 200 enthusiasts took to the course after the conclusion of the ceremony as curious on-lookers awed the skills on display.