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Optimist Skatepark

Optimist Skatepark is open daily from dawn to dusk! 


Optimist has options to ride both transition and street skating. The park features a 3,720-square-foot bowl and several features such as manny pads, stairs, rails, ledges, quarter pipes, ramps and a Euro gap. The total area of the Skatepark is 10,468-square-feet.

The skatepark is free to use and open to those who skate on skateboards, inline skates, roller skates and those who ride scooters and BMX bikes.

Optimist Park is located in Port huron, Mi at 1400 Whipple Street. Free street parking is available.

Optimist Skatepark in the news...

-May 20, 2023: New Optimist Park Skatepark opens in Port Huron

-May 18, 2032: 'Enjoy the success of it': City to celebrate new Optimist Skatepark this weekend

-May 18, 2023: Port Huron's Optimist Skatepark completes redevelopment

-may 1, 2023: New Port Huron skatepark to open May 20 with ribbon cutting ceremony

-April 24, 2023: New Skatepark At Optimist Park Will Celebrate With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


-May 17, 2022: Grindline wins $888,000 contract to construct new skate facility in Optimist Park

-May 10, 2022: New Optimist skatepark to take shape after years-long push for funds

-Dec. 10, 2020: Second meeting set for Optimist skatepark design

-Nov. 14, 2020: Port Huron looking for input on final Optimist skatepark design; meeting set for Wednesday

-Dec. 20, 2019: 'Like a Christmas miracle': $300K DNR grant to put Optimist skatepark effort ahead by thousands

-Dec. 2, 2019: Skaters on the hunt for final funds for Optimist skatepark

-Aug. 23, 2019: Skaters raise funds for $250,000 matching grant

-Aug. 22, 2019: Skateboards and BMX bikes: Fundraising event planned for new Port Huron skate park

-May 3, 2019: City raising funds for new skatepark at Optimist

-March 18, 2019: City seeking DNR money for Optimist skate park and Gratiot Park playscape


-May 24, 2018: Funds available for new skate parks in St. Clair County through Tony Hawk Foundation

Thank you to our sponsors...

-Skatepark Project (formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation)

-Community Foundation of St. Clair County

-Ralph C. Wilson, JR. Foundation

-Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan

-St. Clair County Parks and Recreation

-Michigan DNR Land and Water Conservation Fund

-ITC Holdings, Corp.

-Advia Credit Union

-multiple private donors

-supporters of our Skatepark Advisory Committee fundraisers

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