Grab your board (or bike), put your helmet on and get ready to skate – assignment #167 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to skate at Memphis' first public skate park.
Memphis' first public skate park opened last fall after about five years of planning, fundraising and work.
It's not huge, but there are two big bowls, plenty of ramps and rails, stairs and a snake run. Some bowls are deep, some ramps are steep, but there are lots of easier sections for beginners (and for those of us who are on roller skates). If you're not into skating, there are plenty of benches where you can watch.
The park is open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. Helmets are required for everyone, and other protective gear (knee and elbow pads) are recommended.
Skaters are welcome any time, but Monday is the park's designnated bicycle day. The park is free for everyone and open daily from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the spring and summer and from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. during the fall and winter.
Tobey Park (at Hollywood and Central, behind the Board of Education)
Memphis, TN 38112