Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
103 Sabine, 77007
The skatepark is currently closed. Construction on improvements are underway and include additional seating areas, shade structures and graffiti boards. The scope was expanded to repair the existing concrete skating surfaces. This is a fantastic opportunity to reinvigorate the skatepark surface for another 10+ years of heavy skate traffic!
These renovations were funded by a $2 million donation from the Lee and Joseph D. Jamail Foundation. The construction project is being managed by Houston Parks Board.
Houston Parks Board and the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department anticipate completing the improvements and re-opening the skate park in Spring 2017. The shade structures, an exciting custom artistic feature, may be installed at a later time.
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About the Jamail Skatepark
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is a state-of-the-art 30,000 square foot in-ground public facility containing one of the largest cradles in the nation. The skatepark is owned and operated by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark provided the first world-class, in-ground skatepark in our region and vaulted the city to the forefront of American venues for this fast-growing, dynamic sport. Clark Condon & Associates of Houston and Grindline, Seattle-based skatepark design specialists, teamed up to create the park design. The park has areas for skaters of all levels, from the seasoned pro to the beginner.
Don't miss the displays of urban art located along “Skater Alley,” the winding walkway between Sabine Street and the skatepark entrance. The Houston Parks Board teamed-up with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to coordinate the display of five large panels showcasing urban art created by local aerosol artists.
In 2004, P.U.S.H. (Public Use Skatepark Houston) approached the Houston Parks and Recreation Department with a request for a skatepark. The department working with PUSH and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership identified and designated an area within Buffalo Bayou Park for the proposed skatepark. To assist with this effort the Houston Parks and Recreation Department enlisted the Houston Parks Board to work with PUSH in their fundraising effort. A $1.5 million donation from the late trial lawyer Joseph Jamail made the project possible. The construction of the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark was managed for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department by the Houston Parks Board.
Special thanks go to The Jamail Family, Nina and Michael Zilkha, Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand, Laura and Tom Bacon, Jim Petersen, PUSH, City of Houston, Houston Convention and Entertainment District, Houston Downtown Management District, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Huffington Foundation, and many others for making the skatepark a reality!
To make a donation to the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark Resurfacing Project, click here and choose Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark from the project drop-down list when prompted. Your donation is tax-deductible.