Owens Field Skatepark scheduled to open March

Posted: February 9, 2010

South Carolina Skatepark

First Concrete Skatepark In South Carolina Scheduled To Open March 6

By The Times and Democrat

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Construction of the new Owens Field Skatepark in Rosewood (Columbia, South Carolina) is near completion and will officially open one month ahead of schedule at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6th. The skatepark was planned, and designed by Wally Hollyday Design - a California-based general contractor specializing in the design and construction of custom concrete skateparks.

Using a combination of in-situ and poured-in-place concrete features, Wally Hollyday was able to create a one-of a kind custom concrete skatepark for the city of Columbia; the first of its kind in the Palmetto State. The skate park features 14,500+/- square-feet of usable concrete surface incorporating innovative requirements for skateboarders to include ramps, bowls, half bowls, stairs, ledges, and inclined rails. The skatepark is set to become one of the premiere skateparks in South Carolina – becoming a valuable asset for the city of Columbia and its skaters.

“A big misconception that we face is that many skaters believe the skatepark is complete,” said Damon McDuffie, Parks Planner Manager. “Owens Field skatepark is still a worksite under the responsibility of the general contractor until the site has been thoroughly inspected and a ‘punchlist’ done.”

After all items that need to be corrected or completed have been checked, the construction site will be turned over to the city of Columbia. Signs have been ordered to post park rules and regulations as required.

The grand opening ceremony will feature a ribbon-cutting and open skating for the skaters who have been patiently waiting to try out their new skatepark.

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