The Bro Bowl’s Fate…
I know that this is kind of last minute, but I had to at least say something. A lot of people have been asking me recently how I feel about the Bro Bowl potentially being torn down. Well, personally I love the Bro Bowl. I have 23 + years of memories from the Bro Bowl. Some of those memories are really good memories…some of them, well, not so good. That being said, if the trade-off is the park that you see represented in the drawings below…tell me when and where and I will be there with a sledgehammer to help with the demolition.
The new park is slated to be 3 times the square footage of the existing Bro Bowl and would be just a few hundred yards away at the north end of Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Included in the preliminary design is a modernized snake-run and bowl replication of the current bowl, street-course, shade/ shelters, BBQ grills, legit parking, Free, No Pads, Lights, Open 24 hours, and even the original moguls as a monument with a historical placard. Oh, and of course, Team Pain Skateparks will be doing the Design/ Build. Sounds good to me.
There is a meeting tomorrow morning at 9 am at Old City Hall in downtown Tampa to decide whether the Bro Bowl is worthy of a historical designation. If a historical designation is granted, the Bro Bowl can’t be touched and will remain…which means no new park. If you can make it please attend the meeting tomorrow morning and voice your opinion. Old City Hall is located at 315 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa. The meeting is on the 3rd floor. – Nicks
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