There have been a number of skateparks in Mississippi that thrived for a number of years but unfortunately closed their doors to skaters. If you have any images, video or information to contribute to these parks, please contact us and let us know.
ParkX – Pearl, Mississippi: 2000 – 2003
ParkX opened in 2000 as an indoor Skatelite skatepark and closed in 2003. It featured a 6ft by 28ft. halfpipe, a 4ft. 20 ft. mini ramp, two street courses and a fully stocked skate shop. ParkX reopened in Jackson as Doc*36 Skatepark.
Doc*36 Skatepark – Jackson, Mississippi
Park X and its super slick Skatelite surfacing was moved to large warehouse area off of Gallatin Street in 2004. Both halfpipes were rebuilt and the street course was revamped to include a high roll-in with a large pyramid and rail in the middle and a 6ft quarter pipe and bank to its right. The park hosted numerous contests, music acts and demos. Mike Vallely visited the park on three separate occasions including a performance by this band Revolution Mother. Doc*36 closed its doors in 20xx and reopened with new owners as Rampage Skatepark in 2012.
Rampage Skatepark – Jackson, Mississippi
Rampage Skatepark opened in 2013 in the Doc*36 location with a new owner and a new design, most notably the 6ft and 4ft ramps were combined into an enormous bowl with a 4ft section at one end and a 10 ft. section at the far end. The street section was located behind the bowl and redesigned front the previous park. A basketball goal and a pool table was located on the the other side of the entrance.
Rage Skatepark – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Rage Skatepark was located on 5009 Old Highway 11, rested on 2.6 acres (including parking) and opened in 2002 as a huge indoor Skatelite skatepark featuring a wooden bowl, street course, beginner area, an outdoor BMX course and a putt-putt course.
South Coast Xtreme Skatepark – Waveland, Mississippi
Southeast Skatepark was located at 118 Auderer Blvd in Waveland as a massive 25,000 sq. ft. indoor Skatelite covered park and welcomed skaters in 2002. In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated and destroyed Mississippi’s Gulf Coast region. South Coast Skatepark’s solid, modern construction proved to be one of the strongest in the area and was converted into a shelter and communications unit during and after the storm. The ramps were eventually moved outside to make way for commerce inside the building. South Coast held an annual King of the Park contest, most notably less than a year after Katrina on July 8th and 9th, 2006.