Park offers 'ultimate' skateboard experience
By Christian Price, News9.com INsite Team
An empty "pool" is the "erfect babbysitter for some metro parents.
The OKC Ultimate Limits Skate Park has everything a skaterboarder could need- empty pool, ramp covered walls, and grind ready curbs.
"We've got all kinds of ramps from beginners stuff to advance stuff," Park Manager Scott Saunders said. "It's a good place where kids can come and skate where it's safe. It's a monitored environment, where they've got to wear helmets, and we keep them out of trouble," Saunders said. "We do everything from skateboard camp, to lock in's. Basically, we're glorified babysitters."
At this skate park, there is even a place for the parents.
"We've got big screen T.V.'s with cable. They can watch the NASCAR race, or golf, or whatever," Saunders said. "We've got a big concession stand with windows they can sit in and watch the kids in the AC."
Anyone around the world can view Ultimate Limits' Web site and look at the park from the skater's point of view.
"It's a full 360 degree shot of the skate park. You can scroll it up and down," Saunders said. "Basically, the kids will be able to go online and look at the park before they ever even come and get a feel for all the obstacles that we have to offer."
According to Saunders, there are a lot of misconceptions about skate boarding and those who enjoy it.
"These kids are great kids. They just want to burn a little energy and have something to do," Saunders said. "It's an art form and it's something these kids are real passionate about and just having somewhere to do it makes all the difference," Saunders said. "They just need a good safe place to do it."