Chastain-Skillman is proud to announce that the Lakeland Skatepark has won the “Build It” Award from Heart of Florida Section Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Heart of Florida Section is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local planning as well as educating the public on the importance of planning.

Chastain-Skillman is proud to have worked alongside great teaming partners Team Pain Skateparks, Little John Engineering, and Rodda Construction.

“The design process was a collaborative process that included Landscape Architects, Skatepark Designers, Engineers, Planners, Skaters and perhaps most importantly, the public. The finished product exhibits the influence from all of these different parties to yield a project that will be a community assets for years to come.”  

Bruce Hall, RLA, Little John Engineering

The Lakeland Skatepark at Lake Bonny was no small project, taking 3 years for the dream to come to life with a grand total of 1.3 million dollars put into this one of a kind skatepark. The park opened in May of 2013 and has been a huge success ever since. The 22,500 square foot park offers shade for both spectators and skateboarders, it features 2 bowls, a flow course, a street course and a snake run. The park is a great place for skaters of all skills levels and has already been the back drop for commercials for Nike and Lakai – a California Skateboarding Shoe company.


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