Walton Skate Society
If you surf, you dream of living near a beach with endless rolling waves, perfect barrels and maybe a few friends to share it with. If you skateboard, you dream of living near a skatepark with perfect concrete curves, metal coping and few friends to share it with. While we do live near the perfect beach, we don’t always get perfect waves and the wait for good waves can be excruciating. So we take to the streets, skateboarding up and down the Timpoochee Trail, our own neighborhood or finding a parking lot with the hope of not being run off by the owner. Sound familiar?
A few years ago a group of like-minded people from the Surfrider Foundation’s Emerald Coast Chapter decided to advocate for a skate park. We call this group the Walton Skate Society and anyone in the community can be a part of our mission.
Walton Skate Society and community currently have a commitment from the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to provide approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of space at Helen McCall Park located off Highway 98 in South Walton. The original masterplan for the park called for a skate park. This was put on the back-burner while other mainstream sports facilities were built. Due to the efforts of the Walton Skate Society, it is now back on track and will become a reality. The commitment from the BCC ensures our community will have a fun, clean and safe area for visitor and locals to enjoy. Helen McCall Park offers parking, clean restrooms, playground and various sports fields. A skate park is a perfect edition to the facility.
Learn more, get involved in Walton Skate Society, make a donation: waltonsk8s.com.
Follow Walton County Skatepark on Facebook for events and updates. Watch out for community fundraising events such as the annual Sk8 Deck-o held at Trebeache featuring skate board art, music, food and an afternoon of fun.