Kona Skatepark is the Worlds longest surviving skatepark. Constructed in 1977, it glorifies unique concrete designs associated with 70’s skateboarding. As skateboarding changed so did Kona. Over the past 30 years it has expanded to cover over 6 acres making it the largest in the country. Renovations include two competition street courses, an eighty-foot wide competition vertramp and a ten-foot deep kidney pool. Catering to over 60,000 skaters and spectators each year, Kona is host to both local and national events that have been featured on ESPN, FOX, and FUEL TV networks. The media loves Kona, and is reflected in the constant coverage in nationally distributed magazines and newspapers as well as DVD’s and Video’s featuring the world’s best skaters. Click here for more info about Kona Skatepark.
Kona Skatepark Highlights:
Hosted the first ever professional vert ramp competition in 1981
First Skatepark Tony Hawk ever traveled to compete: 1982
Kona’s unique concrete design inspired Danny Way’s concept for todays Mega-Ramp
Produced over twenty top ranked professional skateboarders/ BMX and inline skaters since 1977
Folio Magazine “Best of Jax” 2003-2010
Tony Hawk’s Top 10 Skateparks as featured in “Travel Savvy” Magazine
Featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the best of 10 skateparks world-wide.
Featured in Tony Hawk’s Video Game: Jan 2005
Featured in Mens Health Magazine: 2007
Featured in Sports Illustrated for Kids: 2008
Featured in “Go” AirTran Inflight magazine: 2009
Featured in countless endemic and non-endemic magazines, videos and books.
Hosts several nationally acclaimed events including Gatoraide Free Flow Tour, Volcom Wild in the Parks, and Florida Bowlriders Cup.
Won $10,000 in 2010 from Gatorade for hosting the best event of the year and producing the best marketing campaign supporting the event.