The new skateboard park in Fillmore is open and has been been receiving raving reviews from the skateboard crowd. Beginner or expert, they all agree that the skate park is outstanding in every way.
It has taken eight years from idea to reality with a cost of $1.2 million and everyone feels that the wait and the price tag were worth it. The skate park has already gained the attention of skateboarders outside of the Fillmore community and is drawing crowds to the little town with the big park. This has been a boon to local business.
Jeff Tatum, a skateboarding legend is credited with the conceptual design of the Fillmore Skate Park . The skate park, located at the corner of C and River Streets, is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.
The Skateboard Park is part of the new 22-acre Fillmore park which is still under construction and not expected to be completed until August. When the park is completed, it will feature basketball and tennis courts, football and baseball field, and bike paths in addition to the skateboarding facility. The grand opening of the park has been tentatively scheduled for late March. Skateboard legends, Tony Alva, Mike Early and Jeff Tatum are expected to attend the grand opening celebrations.
Got a board? Go to Fillmore!