CityWalk skate park in Birmingham will host the grand opening

CityWalk developers BHAM will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon for the project’s skate park.

The skate park officially opened on June 21 to allow public access to the facility ahead of the World Games. But an official dedication and welcome ceremony to honor the world-class facility has been in the works for months.

CityWalk BHAM is the huge park and green space under the I-59/20 bridge in downtown Birmingham between 15th Street North and 25th Street North. The project opened to the public this summer. The 10-block, 31-acre development includes green space behind the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Boutwell Auditorium, as well as a mix of special features including green space, playgrounds, public art and an area performance. A four-block portion of CityWalk BHAM hosted The World Games Plaza, the center of action for the World Games.

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CityWalk Developers BHAM, Alabama Department of Transportation, Action Park Alliance, Newline Skateparks, Faith Skate Supply & Furnace Fest – held a day of free fun and entertainment officially welcoming families to the skating facility at world class.

A section of the Citywalk BHAM skate park (Shauna Stuart |

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Today’s events will take place from noon to 6 p.m. The skate park will be open to the public until 10 p.m. Certain sections of the skate park will be isolated from the public during the grand opening.

In addition to skating at the park, guests at the grand opening will enjoy a beginner’s skating clinic, a ribbon cutting with guest speakers, a pro skateboard demo featuring Kelvin Hoefler, Jake Wooten and Eli Williams, a vintage market, food vendors, live graffiti, live music by local talent, a Shaheed DJ set with DJ FXm and an Open National Fivestar Throwdown qualifying event .

All guests in attendance will also be automatically entered to win two tickets to this weekend’s Furnace Fest.


● Noon – Guest speakers and ribbon cutting

● 1:00 p.m. – Beginners clinic

● 2:00 p.m. – Pro demo/session with the pros

● 3:00 p.m. – Registration for qualifications and warm-up

● 4:00 p.m. – Fivestar Throwdown Qualifier

● 5:30 p.m. – Live performance by Shaheed & DJ FX

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