Louisville Extreme Park
The Louisville Extreme Park is a 40,000 square foot (3,700 m²) public skatepark located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It opened on April 5, 2002, and gained national recognition after the release of Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour, in which the park was featured. The park is open 24 hours everyday, and is designed with an input local taskforce. The public skatepark is owned by Louisville Metro Government and operated by Metro Parks. "Roughly one-third of the park will be demolished and rebuilt on adjacent property along Witherspoon Street, near Clay Street, to make way for the flyover ramps that will support the new Louisville-Southern Indiana downtown bridge". "Construction on the replacement section of the park should begin by May 1, with project completion expected by the end of 2014".
The park is most often known for its 24-foot (7.3 m) full pipe, but it also has an impressive set of other features including, two 11-foot (3.4 m) bowls, two 8-foot (2.4 m) bowls, two 4-foot (1.2 m) bowls, a 6-foot (1.8 m) bowl, a few fun boxes, a street course, a 6-foot (1.8 m) flat bank, several ledges, rails, and endless lines. It also has a 12-foot (3.7 m) wooden vert ramp with a 13-foot (4.0 m) extension. There are also publicly accessible restrooms and emergency telephones.
- Shafer, Sheldon (2014-01-01). "Louisville Extreme Park rebuild getting under way". The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky: Wes Jackson). Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Louisville Extreme Park Official Site
- Additional Information
- Aerial view of park from USGS via Microsoft Research Maps