The Ocala Skate Park will host a soft opening for the first 100 skaters to experience four hours of skating this Saturday, May 11.

Ocala Skate Park
The Ocala Skate Park will host a soft opening on May 11, with the grand opening set for Saturday, May 18

The cost of attending the soft opening is $100, with the proceeds going towards implementing lights at the park, which weren’t incorporated into the original budget for the park.

The park is nearly complete, with a few final touches being added in the final week. A pedestrian gate is being built on the south end of the park by a local fabricator. Additionally, art panels that feature graffiti art from local artists have been installed around the park.

Art panels are placed all over Ocala Skate Park
Art panels are placed all over Ocala Skate Park
One of the new art panels at Ocala Skate Park
One of the new art panels at Ocala Skate Park
art panel at Ocala Skate Park
Another art panel at Ocala Skate Park

The grand opening of the park is set for Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.