Did You Know? The First World-Class In-Ground Skatepark in the Region is Free

/ Chad Meacham

Skateboarding is an exhilarating and fun sport and The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark is considered one of the best in the country. It opened in 2008 and was designed by Grindline Concrete Skatepark Design. The firm contracted D.L. Meacham to construct this first-rate facility. We are very proud to have been involved in this project that further demonstrates the broad range of structures we have developed throughout our 40-year history. We even learned skater terms like kick flip, ollie, and fakie big spin when we were building the project.

Generously donated to the City of Houston by Lee and Joe Jamail, the skatepark has two cradles, one is thought to be the largest in the country, and a great view of downtown Houston from its location off of the Sabine Street Bridge in Buffalo Bayou Park. It has areas for skaters of all levels, from the seasoned pro to the beginner.

In February, a new study was released by the Tony Hawk Foundation, founded by the professional skateboarder that revealed skateboarding improves mental health, fosters community, and encourages diversity and resilience.

So give skateboarding a try and visit The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark. Admission is free and helmets are required.