The Asylum Skate Park and Skateshop
The Asylum Skate Park was founded in 2010 by 25 yr veteran skateboarder Jeff Conyers from FL who grew up skating at the Skate park of Tampa and all around southwest FL. With the love for skateboarding and wanting a place to skate when it was freezing cold in Chicago. He sought the advice on opening his own park and sought out the guidance and advise of Skate park of Tampa's owner Brian Schafer and the rest was history. The Asylum Skate Park became a reality on July 21, 2010 and opened to the public on September 19, 2010. The purpose of Asylum Skate Park is to provide a safe skate environment for people of all ages for in-line scooter ring and BMX along with skateboarding.
The store was founded with some base brands in the beginning to see what would work the peeps that come in asking for what they want. We tried to push the brands that you believe in and be open at the same time. We like to offer unique products and create a vibe in the store that will hopefully keep people coming back.
We didn't want to be just a skatepark with just an ordinary shop attached. To incorporate a good skate scene we had to put little bit of money to throwing events to generate hype. We host events where everybody can come and have a good time. We give the kids positive things to be a part of. We just try and do good for the community and give people fun things to do.
Well built ramps. The transition is perfect which can be tough to accomplish. The bowl is perfect. And the park is constantly maintained .
Good place for skateboards, scooters, bikes and inlines. Good staff and equipment selections.
I was on a work trip from CA in early December and some people from a FB group strongly suggested Asylum Skatepark for a good indoor place to skate. I contacted Asylum via FB and was really pleased at how promptly they answered my message. I was mostly interested in the wooden bowl. I’ve skated some wooden bowls that look like a Frankenstein carpentry job and are rougher than a cob and the seams and have screws popping up, etc. Asylum’s bowl is quite smooth and fast, and a blast to skate. At about 6.5 deep, t’s fun to cruise and you could certainly see people charging it, if so inclined. There’s also a mini half-pipe next to the bowl that is about 4 feet tall. It’s super fun to mess around on. It has Diamond Grind coping on it, so it makes an obnoxious sound when you grind it to add to the fun.The other more “street” elements of the park I didn’t skate, though it looked to be In good repair and plenty of people were ripping it up on those obstacles. Wednesday evening is the old dude special with a bit of a price break if you’re over 26. I met a handful of skaters in the 40s and it seems like that’s a good night to get out to skate if you want to meet up with some older skaters. The only drawback that I heard was occasionally the riding surfaces can be slippery. And really, that’s kind of expected, and nothing a little mopping can’t tackle. Definitely a fun place. I’m glad I was able to check it out!
This place is great for skateboarding and scooters. The kids love it, it's very affordable and it's a positive environment. There is a nice sense of community for the kids to share and teach each other tricks. I think the bathrooms need to be cleaned up, but besides that I love it.
Excellent park, open year round. Have a newly designed street section and a great bowl. Be sure to check out their location