Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark

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Houston Service Helpline:
103 Sabine Street
Houston, TX77007
jamail.skatepark@houstontx.gov
713.222.5500
832.394.8805
832.395.7000
311 or 713.837.0311

   

 

Upcoming Events

 

Skatepark History

The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark, designed by the premiere skatepark firm Grindline, is the first world-class, in-ground skatepark in our region. This state-of-the-art, public 30,000 square-foot in-ground facility opened in June of 2008 vaulting Houston into the forefront of American venues for this fast-growing, dynamic sport. The park has areas for skaters of all levels, from the seasoned pro to the beginner. Skaters can work on their kick flip, ollie, fakie big spin...or simply learn to stay balanced!

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark sits in the shadow of downtown Houston off of the Sabine Street Bridge in Buffalo Bayou Park. Admission is FREE. Helmets are required.

Skatestock III - October 18, 2014
Peace, love, and skateboards come together with skate legends, artists, and live music at Skatestock III, Saturday, October 18, from 1:00 5:00 p.m. This FREE event is at the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark.


Design: Skatepark Layout
Questions: Rules and Regulations
  Frequently Asked Questions and Tips
Photos: Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark Photo Gallery
Useful Information: Skatepark Links


Operating Schedule
Days: Monday –Sunday
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Spring Skateboarding Class

Beginning Skateboarding  - FREE
Ages 6 – 17
An introductory class designed to teach participants the proper skateboarding techniques and to enhance their overall skatepark experience. Learning objectives include balance, pushing, rolling in, dropping in, park etiquette, safety, flexibility, and the proper way to fall.

All enrollments are on a “first-come, first-served” basis during specified registration periods. Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Dates: April 1 – 24, 2014
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration: March 10 – 28, 2014
Register Online: https://activenet011.active.com/houstonparks/

Summer Skateboarding Class Session 2

Beginning Skateboarding  - FREE
Ages 6 – 17
An introductory class designed to teach participants the proper skateboarding techniques and to enhance their overall skatepark experience. Learning objectives include balance, pushing, rolling in, dropping in, park etiquette, safety, flexibility, and the proper way to fall. All enrollments are on a “first-come, first-served” basis during specified registration periods. Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Dates: July 8 – July 31, 2014
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Hours: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Registration: June 16 – July 3, 2014
Register Online: https://activenet011.active.com/houstonparks/
Event Flier: Printable pdf

Fall Skateboarding Class

Beginning Skateboarding  - FREE
Ages 6 – 17
An introductory class designed to teach participants the proper skateboarding techniques and to enhance their overall skatepark experience. Learning objectives include balance, pushing, rolling in, dropping in, park etiquette, safety, flexibility, and the proper way to fall. All enrollments are on a “first-come, first-served” basis during specified registration periods. Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

Dates: October 7 – 30, 2014
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration: September 15 – October 3, 2014
Register Online: https://activenet011.active.com/houstonparks/


Rules & Regulations

WARNING
TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75, CIVIL PRACTIVE AND REMEDIES CODE) LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF A GOVERNMENTAL UNIT FOR DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY FROM HOCKEY, IN-LINE HOCKEY. SKATING, IN-LINE SKATING,
ROLLER-SKATING, SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER-BLADING, PAINTBALL USE, OR SOAP BOX DERBY USE ON PREMISES THAT THE GOVERNMENTAL UNIT OWNS, OPERATES, OR MAINTAINS FOR THAT PURPOSE

  1. Skateboards and In-Line Skates Only.
  2. Know your abilities and use the facility at your own risk. Exercise common sense and general courtesy to others. Be alert. Flying objects and bodies are not uncommon. Spectators should watch from the spectator area or outside the fence for safety.
  3. All skaters are required to wear helmets. It is strongly recommended that skaters also wear protective equipment including, but not limited to, shoes, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards.
  4. Bicycles, BMX, scooters, razors and motorized vehicles are prohibited in the Skatepark.
  5. Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult.
  6. Indecent, abusive language or any activity which creates a public nuisance is prohibited.
  7. The skatepark is closed during wet conditions.
  8. No food, drink or refreshment is allowed on skating surface.
  9. Help keep your skatepark clean by using the trash cans.
  10. Graffiti or defacement of this facility is prohibited.
  11. Personal ramps are prohibited.
  12. Use of wax is prohibited.
  13. Use of any tobacco products is prohibited.
  14. Alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.
  15. Glass containers are prohibited.
  16. Solicitation of fees or donations is prohibited without prior approval of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).
  17. Animals are prohibited.
  18. No Skating on Non-Skate Equipment
  19. All skaters, spectators and patrons must follow HPARD staff directions.

Rule violators will be asked to leave the Skatepark.

Refusal to leave may result in charges for trespass.

Additional Information on Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark

PHOTO GALLERY

SKATEPARK LINKS