Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark FAQ


Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark FAQ

  1. What are the hours of operation?
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    What types of activities are allowed at the skatepark?
    Only skateboarding, roller skating, and rollerblading are permitted at the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
  2. Where is parking located for the skatepark?
    Parking is available along Sabine street as well as at Fonde Recreation Center. (map)
  3. What is the best time for beginners to visit the skatepark?
    Morning hours (8-11AM) usually are less crowded and allow for beginners to better focus on practicing their skating skills.
  4. What types of terrain does the skatepark offer?
    There are multiple types of terrain available at the skatepark. The level of difficulty varies as well (See diagram).
  5. Are food and drinks allowed at the skatepark?
    Yes, but not in designated skate areas. Glass containers are prohibited. Pack your refreshments accordingly and please dispose of your trash properly.
  6. Where is the best place to drop off or pick up someone at the skatepark?
    Sabine Street near the bridge. (map)
  7. Will there be skate workshops and classes available?
    Yes, please check HPARD website and Fonde Recreation Center bulletin board for upcoming events.
  8. Is the skatepark monitored?
    Yes but parents should not assume that their kids will be supervised as with a day care center. The park attendant will be able to assist with questions and provide help as needed.
  9. Is there a nearby bus stop?
    Yes. in front of Fonde Recreation Center. (map)
  10. Is there a spectator area within the skatepark?
    Yes (map)
  11. Are there storage areas or lockers?
    No, plan on carrying your items with you and never leave them unattended
  12. Will there be special events at the skatepark?
    Yes, for more information about upcoming events at the skatepark, check the HPARD website and the Fonde Recreation Center bulletin board frequently.
  13. Are the Fonde Recreation Center facilities open to skatepark visitors?
    Yes but please be considerate of all patrons by limiting skate activities to inside the skatepark facility (i.e. skating is prohibited near the entrance to Fonde Recreation Center).
  14. What type of skating equipment is required?
    All guests and patrons are required to wear approved skateboarding helmets when skating at the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark arena. All helmets must meet the ASTM F149, Snell N-94 Standards. (ASTM - American Society for Testing Materials).
  15. What type of skating equipment is recommended or encouraged for use?
    It is strongly recommended that park users wear protective equipment at all times, which includes: kneepads, elbow pads, and wrist guards.

Skatepark Tips

  1. Know your limits. The skatepark has terrain suitable for beginners and experts. Be aware of the different types of terrain and of your own capabilities to maneuver on them.
  2. Check your equipment regularly. Understanding when your skateboard, skates, or protective gear need repair or replacing will help prevent the unexpected.
  3. Always maintain your space and speed. Prevent unnecessary collisions with fellow riders by making sure you have enough space between you and them to slow down or change direction.
  4. Be considerate of others. Since the skatepark accommodates beginners through expert riders and spectators, please make sure and be respectful of all patrons.
  5. Keep the skatepark litter free. Dispose of your trash in the proper receptacle before exiting the skatepark.
  6. Do not leave your items unattended. Keep your skateboard, protective gear, bags, etc. in sight at all times.
  7. Move to the spectator area when not skating. Even though you may be taking a break from riding a specific part of the skatepark and decide to rest next to it, others may be interested in riding there.
  8. Check the Fonde Recreation Center bulletin board, HPARD website, and PUSH website for upcoming events.

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