Miami saw it’s first skate park open this weekend – and it is huge.
Lot 11 Skate Park spans 45,000 square feet under an I-95 overpass.
Construction of the $1.8 million park was spearheaded by Nick Katz, who convinced the city of Miami to match funding from his family’s foundation, according to Miami New Times. The Sandra James and Barry Katz Charitable Lead Trust and the city of Miami both provided the funds.
The park features state-of-the-art contest courses, bowl and transition sections, and a flexible “real street” beginner’s area.
It is free and open to the public 7 days a week.
The Miami Parking Authority and Florida Department Of Transportation are also partners on the project, according to WSVN. Lot 11 Skate Park has a 25-year lease with the MPA, and an option to renew for $1 per year.