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Jamail Skatepark Stunning Texas Sized in Houston

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark

Jamail Skatepark

Jamail Skatepark

Part of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department this amazing facility is called the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark.

It was named after well known and successful billionaire attorney Joe Jamail and his wife because of their generosity in donating funds towards its creation.

The Jamails have been generous in their donations to many causes this being just one example that bears their name.

The address is 103 Sabine Street, in downtown Houston, Texas 77007.

Features in Jamail skatepark

Features in Jamail skatepark

This stellar concrete facility is located near the Sabine Street Bridge near downtown Houston.  There is now a parking lot which accommodates a fair number of vehicles.  If it is full there are nearby lots which can be accessed particularly on weekends.

This skatepark is a part of Eleanor Tinsley Park that runs along Buffalo Bayou.

40,000 square feet of concrete offers beginner skateboarders a safe place to practice their sport.

It is also a location for advanced skateboarders to soar to extraordinary heights in what they can achieve.

This is a world class skateboard park!  It is huge in comparison to many other skateparks and is definitely Texas sized!

It is open from 9AM to 10PM every day.  Best of all, admission is free!

The cost of construction was reported to be $2,700,000.00.

We are lucky to have such a site in Houston!

The approach to the skateboard park has some artwork that looks like graffiti but is showcased and somehow seems fitting to the site.

My hubby and I are well past the age and stage of life in which we might wish to get on a skateboard and try our luck with this form of recreation. We would probably end up being in a local hospital in traction. Ha!

That being said just getting to tour this spectacular site in person was a treat!

The first time my hubby and I visited this facility it was on a weekend.  As one might expect it was packed with youngsters on their skateboards.

We saw some extraordinary acrobatics accomplished!

Most of these photos were taken on a weekday when the skateboarding park was far less crowded.

The downtown Houston buildings make for a dramatic backdrop if photographing the skatepark from certain angles.

See a full tour of it in the video below:

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