Clark Condon led the design team on this new, 17,500 square foot, in-ground skatepark in the Gulfton area of Houston. Well-known skatepark designers, Mike McIntyre and Kanten Russell with Stantec’s Action Sport Group, assisted in the design of the park. The Station was funded, completed and opened in March of 2017 through collaboration with the design team, City Council Member Mike Laster of District J, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, BakerRipley and a Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant.
The concept originated in 2012 from a group of teens determined to create a safe place to practice and make their dream a reality. The community-driven project included a great deal of input from the teens who envisioned the park, representatives from BakerRipley, residents, city officials and stakeholders.
The nearly $1.1 million project consists of a street course and a flow bowl. Street course elements include a volcano feature, upper decks, grind ledges, transitions, stairs and handrails, flat bars, various banks, quarter pipe and multiple steel pipes.